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Laura M. Johnson

Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Bureau Chief, Marketing Development Division
Laura Johnson is the Bureau Chief of the Market Development Division at the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. She oversees the Department’s domestic and international marketing programs aimed at expanding sales and creating economic opportunities for Idaho farmers, ranchers and food processors. Since she joined the Department in 1991, she has coordinated sales missions and promotions in nearly 20 countries. In 2005, she received a “40 under 40” recognition by American Food and Ag Exporter Magazine as one of 40 individuals across the country under 40 with significant contributions to agricultural exports. In 2007, she was recognized by Produce Business Magazine as one of the nation’s “40 Under 40” young leaders in the produce industry. She received a bachelor's degree in marketing from Boise State University and is the past president of the North America Agricultural Marketing Officials (NAAMO) organization.