The Midwest Association of State Departments of Agriculture regional meeting was held June 24-26 in St. Louis, Missouri. NASS Administrator, Joe Parsons and Director of Western Field Operations, King Whetstone joined NASDA members from across the Midwest for this important event.

Parsons presented key data from the Census of Agriculture and highlighted upcoming NASS surveys and reports. The meeting included policy updates and discussions with agricultural partners and stakeholders. Participants had the opportunity to tour the Bayer Plant Research Facility and the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, which added valuable insights to the sessions.

Photo: (l-r) NASS Administrator Joe Parsons, MASDA President and Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn, and King Whetstone, Director, NASS Western Field Operations.