WHO: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will provide perspective on administration priorities and issues important to the agriculture and food industry during the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Annual Meeting on Sept. 26-29, 2022.

WHEN: Secretary Vilsack will give remarks during the meeting’s opening plenary session on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. ET. There, Secretary Vilsack will announce further details on USDA’s $500 million grant program to increase American-made fertilizer production. At 11:30 a.m., immediately following the closing of the plenary session, Secretary Vilsack will host a media availability.

WHERE: Both virtual and in-person conference attendees will be able to watch the remarks. The NASDA Annual Meeting is being held in Saratoga Springs, New York, at the Saratoga Hilton.

Secretary Vilsack remarks, opening plenary session
Tuesday, Sept. 27
10:30 a.m. ET
The Saratoga Hilton
Virtual or City Center D

Secretary Vilsack media availability
Tuesday, Sept. 27
11:30 a.m. ET
Virtual or the Saratoga Hilton

HOW: Registration is free for all members of the press. Please register by Monday, Sept. 26 to attend.

WHAT: The 2022 NASDA Annual Meeting is themed “Still Growing.” The meeting theme will guide NASDA’s conversations and policymaking on agricultural and food issues. Follow NASDA on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the entire conference, and use our hashtag #StillGrowing.


NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries and directors of the departments of agriculture in all 50 states and four U.S. territories. NASDA enhances American food and agricultural communities through policy, partnerships and public engagement. To learn more about NASDA, please visit www.nasda.org.

Contact Information

Sarah Grace Fowler
Director, Communications
(202) 296-9680