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Arlington, Virginia, United States

WHO: The NASDA 2020-2021 President, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, will lead a virtual press conference to share NASDA’s newly adopted policy items, our new strategic plan and our renewed Call to Action: Resilience for Rural America initiative for the 2020 U.S. presidential campaigns. NASDA CEO Dr. Barb Glenn and NASDA Director, Public Policy Max Moncaster will also be available. The conference will follow the conclusion of the virtual 2020 NASDA Annual Meeting.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020
4 – 4:30 p.m. (ET)

WHERE: Zoom meeting:
Passcode: 193001

WHAT: NASDA members will deliberate on proposed policy from 1:40 – 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Final voting will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday during the NASDA business meeting, at which time Commissioner Quarles will be also inducted as the 2020-2021 NASDA President. Registration to attend is free for all members of the press. Earlier during the conference, NASDA members voted to adopt a new five-year strategic plan for the organization and revitalized its “Call to Action” for the 2020 U.S. presidential campaigns.

The 2020 NASDA Annual Meeting is themed “Energizing Agriculture for the Future.” The meeting theme will guide NASDA’s conversations and policy making on COVID-19 recovery and agricultural and food issues. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the entire conference, and use our hashtag #EnergizingAg.

NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories. Established in 1916, NASDA grows and enhances American agriculture through policy, partnerships and public engagement. Learn more about NASDA at


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