At the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture annual meeting last Wednesday, NASDA members elected New York Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball as NASDA’s 2021-2022 president.
“I am honored to be elected NASDA’s new president and to lead as our states work together to ensure that agriculture continues to grow and thrive,” said Commissioner Ball.
“I have long valued the opportunity to gather with some of the best minds in agriculture, our commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture, as well as our community partners, collaborating through NASDA to advocate and implement change that will have a lasting impact on our shared industry.
“The policies set forth and implemented by NASDA this year will deliver on our collective commitment to address the most important and pressing agriculture issues of today while strengthening our farms and food supply for the future.”
Also elected to NASDA’s Board of Directors were Wyoming Director of Agriculture Doug Miyamoto (vice president), Indiana Director of Agriculture Bruce Kettler (second vice president), and Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward (secretary-treasurer).