Nevada Department of Agriculture


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Appointed as Director of the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) in 2023, Dr. J.J. Goicoechea is well-versed in agriculture industries, and previously served the NDA as the state veterinarian from 2016 to 2019 and as the interim state veterinarian in 2022. Dr. Goicoechea received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University and did his undergrad studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Goicoechea has practiced veterinary medicine in rural Nevada for over 20 years and assisted with the family ranching operation in addition to his experience as Eureka County Commissioner.

Director Goicoechea has served in leadership roles with local, state and national organizations including the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, the Nevada Association of Counties, the Public Lands Council, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.