NDA announces new Plant Industry division administrator


Rebecca Allured
public information officer
(SPARKS, Nev.) - May 06, 2019

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently announced Ashley Jeppson as its new Plant Industry division administrator. Jeppson has served the NDA’s Plant Industry division since 2010, overseeing various crop programs including the Hemp program and the Produce Safety Education and Enforcement program. Prior to joining the NDA, she worked for Washoe County Parks and Renown Medical Center.

“Ashley's many years of experience in the agency are an invaluable asset,” NDA Director Jennifer Ott said. “I am looking forward to working with her to lead the Plant Industry team.”

Jeppson received her Bachelor of Science in rangeland management and animal science from the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources and has served on the planning committee for the Nevada Farms Conference since 2011.

About the Nevada Department of 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.