State Agency State agencies are integral partners in the success of school-based nutrition programs. The State agencies serve as the administrators and lead authority of the school nutrition programs at the state level. These individuals are employed by the Department of Education or Department of Agriculture. For more information on the activities of your State agency or to learn more about a particular State agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has a list of State agencies available on its website. USDA/State Agency Meeting November 2-5, 2015 Arlington, Virginia The 2015 USDA/State Agency Meeting will take at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. This meeting is invitation only. You must be an employee affiliated with the State Department of Agriculture, State Department of Education or the U.S. Department of Agriculture to attend. For moe information, visit the Institute of Child Nutrition’s website.