At the 2023 NASDA Annual Meeting, 20 students from 15 universities across 14 states participated in NASDA’s Next Generation. During their time, NNG students were able to sit down with United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. In addition to this, they visited and networked with state departments of agriculture, partners, and sponsors. NNG students also completed a personality assessment and training with Merck Animal Health.
“The brilliance and perspectives of these students are needed to move our agricultural and food systems forward to meet the needs of the next generations,” NASDA CEO Ted McKinney said. “This generation of young leaders bring a unique perspective to our Annual Meeting every year and we are proud of the connections they are able to make.”