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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture announces eight new members

ARLINGTON, Va. | Today at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture 2023 Winter Policy Conference, NASDA CEO Ted McKinney announced the organization is welcoming eight new members since the 2022 midterm elections. Two states elected new commissioners of agriculture, and governors in six states have announced the appointment of new NASDA members. “We are proud to create a forum through NASDA membership and our policy conference where all can come together to find the best solutions and opportunities for the agriculture and food industry. We’re excited to welcome these eight new members who we know will continue to challenge NASDA to reach new heights in our pursuit to ensure agriculture leads the way toward a healthy and resilient world,” McKinney said. 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. Twelve states elect their commissioner, secretary or director of agriculture, while 42 NASDA members are appointed by their governors. Newly Elected Commissioner Wilton Simpson, Florida Commissioner Tyler Harper, Georgia Newly Appointed Chairperson Sharon Hurd, Hawaii Director Chanel Tewalt, Idaho Secretary Kevin Atticks, Maryland Director Sherry Vinton, Nebraska Director J.J. Goicoechea, Nevada Director Brian Baldridge, Ohio To learn more about the new members and all 54 commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture, please visit nasda.org/membership.


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

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