The leaders of agriculture departments from all 50 states are in Lincoln for the 100th anniversary meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA).
Greg Ibach, Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture director, serves as the current president of NASDA.
He says he plans to show off what the state is doing.
“We’ll have 50 directors, secretaries, commissioners of agriculture here in Nebraska to talk about policy and how we might guide and shape policy,” Ibach tells Nebraska Radio Network partner Brownfield Ag News. “for the future of agriculture in the United States. It also gives me a great opportunity to show off Nebraska agriculture.”
Members will tour farms and other agribusinesses in eastern Nebraska.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack will speak to the group as well during a Global Leaders Forum on Agriculture and Trade.
Top ag officials from Argentina and New Zealand will join Vilsack.
Ken Anderson, Brownfield Ag News, contributed to this story.