Dent elected to board of State Agriculture and Rural Leaders

Rep. Tom Dent has been elected to the board of directors of the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL) organization.

The organization focuses on cooperation, leadership and educational opportunities for state and provincial legislators who are passionate about agriculture and rural communities.

“With the importance of agriculture to the 13th District, I am excited to be on the board of directors of an organization that works with other legislators across the country and Canada on ag-related issues,” said Dent, R-Moses Lake. “It is a great opportunity to meet and network with folks across North America to compare ideas and talk about solutions.”

Dent has been a part of SARL for four years. He recently attended the 2019 conference in Calgary, Alberta.

“Every year gives me a fresh outlook and new ideas on the agriculture industry. SARL is focused on the future of agriculture and how we can best solve the rural, urban divide,” said Dent. “We want to continue to educate folks about the importance of agriculture so the industry can provide abundant and healthy food well into the future.”

Topics at the 2019 conference included crop protection, wildfire suppression, food safety and labeling, growing agriculture through trade and technology, workforce and job training, and water quality and water rights.

The State Agriculture and Rural Leaders group was formed as a non-profit in 2006 at the 5th Annual Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit in Tempe, Arizona.


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