February 3, 2016
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse and Nebraska Director of Agriculture Greg Ibach
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse hosted a Capitol Reception to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA).
NASDA represents the State Departments of Agriculture by coordinating policy and partnerships between the departments and the federal government. Greg Ibach, Nebraska’s Director of Agriculture and President of NASDA, introduced Senator Sasse at the event. In September of this year, NASDA will gather in Lincoln for the group’s annual meeting.
“I’m thrilled to have welcomed NASDA and President Ibach to the Capitol as the association celebrates their 100th anniversary," said Sasse. "Nebraska is home to the world’s most productive farmers and ranchers – I’m glad that we were able to host NASDA and that they will be joining us in Nebraska later this year.”
"NASDA has shown great dedication to agriculture and rural America for 100 years,” said Greg Ibach, NASDA President and Nebraska Director of Agriculture. “Our state departments of agriculture collectively advocate national policy and promotional activities that make sense for farmers, ranchers, agribusiness, and rural communities. It is our intention to continue to lead on behalf of the sector for decades to come. I appreciate Senator Sasse helping us mark this milestone anniversary."