Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

NASDA Foundation is working with agricultural commissioners, directors and secretaries from across the country to create a pipeline that connects talented, diverse agricultural leaders to careers at state departments of agriculture. This initiative introduces college students to diverse careers at state departments of agriculture. It also introduces leaders at state departments of agriculture to the next generation of ag leaders at land grant institutions (1862, 1890, and 1994).

Agriculture Policy Summit

Agriculture Policy Summit

NASDA Foundation is partnering with MANRRS to bring college students to Washington, D.C. to learn about careers in agricultural policy.

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MANRRS MOU

NASDA-MANRRS MOU

In 2020, NASDA and MANRRS signed a historic MOU committing to a 5-year project to introduce minority college students to career opportunities at state depts. of ag and introduce state depts. of ag to a host of diverse next generation ag leaders.

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Karen Ross

State Pilot Projects

NASDA Foundation is working with the California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA), and MANRRS to introduce MANRRS students to careers at CDFA.