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Miyamoto reflects on year as NASDA president

The president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is reflecting on his year of service.

Wyoming Department of Agriculture Director Doug Miyamoto tells Brownfield the association has made big strides in the area of international agriculture affairs. “We’ve made ourselves matter in that space of being able to talk about ag trade agreements and negotiations with Mexico, Canada, all around the world, trying to create better markets for ag products grown throughout the US.”

NASDA’s conference is annually held in the home state of its president and Miyamoto says this was the first time it’s ever taken place in Wyoming. “We try to make a mark with the agriculture that our state has to offer to the nation and the world as well. It’s an expectation when you work in Wyoming. We recognize there’s not that many of us. And so, in order to make a difference, we’re going to have to try to make an outsized impact.”

Miyamoto says the new president will be inducted following the NASDA business meeting on Wednesday.

AUDIO: NASDA President Doug Miyamoto

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