Worthington appointed to the Board of Agriculture


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(SPARKS, Nev.) - October 03, 2016

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) welcomed Woody Worthington as the general agriculture representative on the Board of Agriculture in September 2016.

Worthington currently works as ranch operations manager for Bently Ranch and lives in Douglas County. Originally from southern Oregon, he grew up on a 150-acre self-sustaining ranch. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 14 years.

"Woody is involved in his community and is a direct participant in agriculture,” Jim Barbee, the NDA director, said. “He’s dedicated to numerous service groups and is passionate about agriculture literacy for Nevada youth.”

Made up of 11 members appointed by the governor, the Board of Agriculture establishes the NDA policy and ensures that laws and programs administered by the department are carried out. The Board reports to the governor and legislature on issues pertaining to food and agriculture.    


The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) promotes a business climate that is fair, economically viable and encourages a sustainable environment that serves to protect food, fiber and human health and safety through effective service and education. NDA includes the divisions of Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition and Plant Industry.