Coon and Lackey join the Board of Agriculture


Rebecca Allured
Public Information Officer 2
SPARKS, Nev. - January 04, 2017

In December, Governor Brian Sandoval appointed Dave Coon, representing dairy production, and Heather Lackey, representing pest control, to the Nevada Department of Agriculture’s (NDA) Board of Agriculture

Coon currently lives in Las Vegas and works as vice president of sales and marketing for Anderson Dairy, a dairy product processing plant located in Las Vegas.

“Dave is committed to helping others,” Jim Barbee, the NDA director, said. “From his role on the Easter Seals Nevada Board to his past service at the YMCA and Rotary, he works hard to unite the community, and we are fortunate to have him serve the agriculture industry.”

Lackey is the owner of Carson Creature Catchers, a nuisance wildlife control company based in Carson Valley, specializing in exclusionary methods to resolve nuisance wildlife conflicts.

“Heather and her business are very important to the agriculture industry and the protection of public safety,” Director Barbee said.

Appointed by the governor, the Board of Agriculture is comprised of 11 community leaders who establish NDA policy and verify that laws and programs administered by the department are carried out. The board reports to the governor or legislature on all matters related to state agriculture and the NDA.

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.