Photo of Whitney PlaceWhitney Place, Director
Appointed February 2016

Whitney Place has been with the MDA since 2012 and has served as Director of Government Relations since 2016.

The Government Relations office provides an essential link between the MDA and the state legislature, working with the Governor's Office, legislators, and department staff to shape and monitor agricultural policy. The Government Relations office and the Commissioner work to implement policy working groups created by the legislature, providing legislative recommendations on a wide variety of agricultural issues, such as renewable energy, animal husbandry and pesticide use.

Legislative Reports

Permanent Legislative Reports

Limited-time Legislative Reports

One-time Legislative Report

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Report (Joint with MDA)

Boards, Councils & Task Forces