The Nationwide Affiliation of State Divisions of Agriculture is thrilled to announce The selection of Ted McKinney as Chief Authorities Officer. He’ll lead NASDA in amplifying the voice of state departments of agriculture in Washington, D.C., looking for coverage options for our meals system and growing and deepening NASDA’s companionships.
“Recurrenting a unified voice from all 50 states And 4 territories, NASDA is A pacesetter and drawback solver on our nation’s most important agricultural factors. I am honored to be chosen for this place, And that i am delighted to proceed serving our nation by way of advocating for state departments of agriculture,” NASDA Incoming CEO Ted McKinney said. “Shifting forward, I’m excited to set new horizons for NASDA and guarantee agriculture thrives in our states and territories.”
McKinney most recently served As a Outcome of the U.S. Division of Agriculture Beneath Secretary for Commerce and Overseas Agricultural Affairs. He led The event and implementation of the department’s trade coverage, facilitated foreign market entry and promoted alternatives for U.S. agriculture by way of numerous trade packages and extreme-diploma government negotiations. Earlier to USDA, McKinney held the place of Director of the Indiana State Division of Agriculture, And by way of his time as a NASDA member, he served on a quantity of committees for the NASDA Basis. He additionally conveys over 30 years of expertise to NASDA from agriculture’s private enterprise, collectively with 19 years of expertise from NASDA’s companion Dow AgroSciences (now Corteva Agriscience) and 14 years from NASDA’s companion Elanco Animal Well being. Earlier to his profession in agriculture, McKinney grew up on a household farm in Tipton, Indiana.
NASDA President Ryan Quarles shared his pleasure to welcome McKinney’s management.
“Mr. McKinney’s distinctive againground displays the spirit of NASDA’s ambition to unite state, federal and enterprise leaders round Definitely one of the biggest options for farmers, ranchers and the communities they serve. His extremely distinguished expertise advocating for U.S. agriculture will convey power to NASDA’s federal companionships. As properly as, his roots that take him again to the farm and his intimate information of state agriculture departments will guarantee NASDA proceeds to ship excellent assets to its members,” Quarles said.
NASDA President Ryan Quarles led the CEO Search Committee comprised of NASDA board members from all 4 areas. The committee unanimously chosen McKinney, and all NASDA members, companions and staff Acquired alternative To current enter on the search course of. McKinney will start Inside The mannequin new position on Sept. 27, 2021. Kincannon & Reed Ltd. was a advisor to NASDA Through the search course of.
Supply: Nationwide Affiliation of State Divisions of Agriculture