WASDA is a regional association of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture with the mission of ensuring food safety, combating the spread of disease, fostering the economic vitality of rural communities, and protecting the environment.  WASDA’s Annual Meeting brings together leaders of state departments of agriculture as well as many high-level federal government officials and industry professionals dedicated to improving agriculture in the west.  These leaders meet to discuss important issues in depth while generating solutions to state and regional problems.