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NYS to Host National Conference for State Ag Departments
New York Ag Connection - 09/22/2022

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball, who is also the 2022 president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), announced Wednesday that New York State is hosting the annual NASDA conference in Saratoga Springs Sept. 26-29. The Conference brings together commissioners, secretaries, and directors of agriculture from across the country to develop national policies that address food and agricultural issues.

Ball said, "I'm so honored to be the NASDA president this year, leading our nation in developing policies that affect our farmers and our food and beverage industries. As NASDA president, we also have the privilege of hosting the NASDA conference and showcasing New York agriculture to its more than 300 attendees. We have so much to be proud of here in New York and I can't wait to share our story, in person, with our partners from around the country."

This year's conference, which is themed "Still Growing," will focus on opportunities presented by the 2023 Farm Bill, international trade, securing a skilled, sustainable workforce for the agricultural and food industry, and other pressing issues. The conference includes several panel discussions, and a committee and business meeting, where policy will be debated and voted on.

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

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