Nevada Department of Agriculture
Director Jennifer Ott previously worked as the administrator of the Nevada Department of Agriculture’s Plant Industry division since January 2018, where she oversaw all plant programs in the state. Prior to joining the NDA, she served as operations director for the Desert Farming Initiative at the University of Nevada, Reno and as a consultant with the Nevada Small Business Development Center. Ott began her career in the wine industry, first as a chemist and later as a marketing director. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from UNR and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.