Greg Watson

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Greg Watson
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Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture
In office
April 2, 2012 - Present
Years in position 3
PredecessorScott Soares
Base salary$131,802
Elections and appointments
AppointedApril 2, 2012
Appointed bySecretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Commissioner of Food and Agriculture
1990 - 1993
Office website

Greg Watson is the Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture. He was sworn into this position by Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on April 2, 2012.[1]


Watson has long been involved in agricultural affairs. In 1978, he worked with community groups and farmers to set up a network of neighborhood-based farmers' markets in the Boston Metro area. Prior to his first appointment as Commissioner of Food and Agriculture in 1990, he served as the executive director of New Alchemy Institute, a research farm.[2] Recently, he was involved as Senior Advisor for the Clean Energy Technology within the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.[3]

Political Career

Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture (2012 - present)

Watson has served as Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture since his appointment in early 2012. This is the second time serving in this role, albeit during his first appointment, the position had a different title.[2]



Watson was appointed in 2012, being sworn in as Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture by Gov. Deval Patrick on April 2, 2012.[2]


Watson has two children: Brooke and Travis.[4]

Contact Information

Boston office
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-626-1720
Fax: 617-626-1850

Amherst office
101 University Drive, Suite C4
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413-548-1900
Fax: 413-548-1901

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Soares
Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture
Succeeded by