NASDA Elects New York’s Ball as President; Washington’s Sandison Named District Board Member

Last week, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture elected New York Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball as President this week. Ball will serve as NASDA’s 2021-2022 President and will host the 2022 NASDA Annual Meeting. The election was part of the conclusion of the organization’s annual meeting this week in Kentucky.

Commissioner Ball said, “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.”

Also elected to NASDA’s Board of Directors were Wyoming Director of Agriculture Doug Miyamoto as Vice President, Indiana Director of Agriculture Bruce Kettler as Second Vice President, and Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward as Secretary-Treasurer. Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles will serve as NASDA’s Past President, and Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur will serve in the At-Large position.

District board members include Washington’s Derek Sandinson, Pennsylvania’s Russell Redding, West Virginia’s Kent Leonhardt, as well as Illinois’ Jerry Costello.

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