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Strain Elected President of National Agricultural Organization

September 26, 2016

Baton Rouge, La. (September 26, 2016) – The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is under new leadership. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., will serve as NASDA’s 2016-2017 President. Strain succeeds Nebraska Director of Agriculture Greg Ibach.

“As president of NASDA, Louisiana will play a key leadership role in advancing food safety, developing the next Farm Bill, and other critical issues impacting Americas’s farmers, ranchers, and value-added food producers,” said Strain. “I look forward to working with my counterparts in the states to realize our call to action for a renewed commitment to state-federal partnerships for the advancement of America’s farmers and ranchers.”

Also elected were Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture Steven Reviczky (Vice President), New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte (Second Vice President), and Michigan Director of Agriculture Jamie Clover Adams (Secretary- Treasurer). Nebraska Director of Agriculture Greg Ibach will serve as NASDA’s Past President and Hawaii Chairman of Agriculture Scott Enright will serve in the At-Large position. Idaho Director of Agriculture Celia Gould, Maine Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Whitcomb, Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton, and Ohio Director of Agriculture David Daniels will serve as the Western, Northeastern, Southern, and Midwestern representatives respectively.


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. To learn more about NASDA, please visit