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Dave Frederickson
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Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture
In office
January 2011 - Present
Years in position 4
PredecessorGene Hugoson
Base salary$119,059
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 2011
Appointed byMark Dayton (D)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota State Senate
1987 - 1993
Bachelor'sSt. Cloud State University
Date of birthMarch 22, 1944
Place of birthMurdock
Dave Frederickson (b. March 22, 1944) is the Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture. Frederickson was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton in January 2011.[1]


From 1991 to 2002, Frederickson served as president of the Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU). He subsequently served as president of the National Farmers Union (NFU) from 2002 to 2006. In both organizations, he worked on federal farm policy and other issues important to farmers and ranchers.[1] From 2007 to 2010, Frederickson worked as agricultural outreach director for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. In that capacity, he helped lead listening sessions around the state and talked frequently with Minnesota farmers, ranchers and rural residents about the federal issues that mattered most to them.[1]


  • Attended, Graduate Studies, Special Education, St. Cloud State University
  • B.S., Education, St. Cloud State University[2]

Political career

Commissioner of Agriculture (2011-Present)

Frederickson has served as Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of Minnesota since 2011.[1]

Minnesota State Senate (1987-1994)

Frederickson served as a state senator in the Minnesota State Senate from 1987 to 1994.[1]



Frederickson was appointed Commissioner of Agriculture by Gov. Mark Dayton in January of 2011.[1]


Frederickson won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 1990.[1]


Frederickson was first elected to the Minnesota State Senate in 1986.[1]

Contact information

Orville L. Freeman Building
625 Robert St. N
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538

Phone: 651-201-6000
Toll-free: 1-800-967-2474
TDD: 1-800-627-3529

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gene Hugoson
Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture
Succeeded by