NDA announces new Animal Industry division administrator


Rebecca Allured
Public Information Officer
SPARKS, Nev. - February 07, 2017

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently announced Doug Farris as its new Animal Industry division administrator. Farris is Nevada Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified and has served as a Nevada state trooper since 2009, providing public safety, emergency response, protection of people and property, and enforcement of motor vehicle and criminal law.

“As a state trooper, Doug is experienced in investigation, reporting and training, which will be a huge asset to our Animal Industry services,” NDA Director Jim Barbee said. “We are happy to have Doug continue his public service, and his service to the state here at the NDA.”

Prior to his state trooper position, Farris enforced Lyon County policies and ordinances as an inspector for Lyon County Utilities. He attended Lassen Community College to study agriculture business and was the co-owner of Farris Cattle Company, where he managed a 200-head cow/calf operation and 450 acres of pasture and alfalfa hay.

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. The NDA includes divisions of Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition and Plant Industry.