CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur was elected President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Wednesday. NASDA, which is comprised of secretaries, directors, and commissioners of agriculture from across the United States, made the announcement at the conclusion of the organization’s annual meeting in Cheyenne, Wyo.
“The opportunity to serve NASDA as President is incredibly humbling and certainly an honor, and I appreciate the support of my fellow ag Commissioners in this new role,” Arthur said. “Agriculture looks different all across the United States, but I look forward to working together to cultivate common ground as we help producers feed, fuel, and clothe the world. NASDA members will remain steadfast in our commitment to strengthen and promote agriculture in this country, and I am excited to continue this work with my colleagues.”
Arthur’s term will last one year and conclude when Oklahoma hosts the 2024 NASDA Annual Meeting Sept. 22-25, 2024. Prior to being elected President, Arthur was the Vice President of NASDA, and has also served as Chairwoman for the NASDA Animal Agriculture Committee since 2019.
“Wyoming Director of Agriculture Miyamoto did an exceptional job of making sure all NASDA members had a voice, and worked together during his term as NASDA President,” Arthur said. “I’d like to continue that forward momentum.”
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 www.nasda.org.