|Missouri Director of Agriculture|
|2009 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed by||Gov. Jay Nixon|
|Bachelor's||Truman State University|
|Master's||University of Missouri-Columbia|
|Ph.D.||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Place of birth||Dent County|
Hagler was raised in Dent County, a rural region of Missouri where he learned how to raise cattle and horses. He attended Truman State University for his undergraduate studies, graduating summa cum laude. He later earned a master’s degree and a PhD in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively.
According to his office biography, Hagler's professional experience includes work in corporate research, government affairs, and international outreach for California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and development for University of Missouri-Rolla. Prior to his appointment to statewide office, Hagler was heavily involved in the State Legislature. He helped draft several laws concerning the state agriculture industry, including the grain dealer law and the southern dairy compact. Hagler's involvement in the state legislature was not limited to agricultural matters. He served as Chief of Staff to Speaker of the House and Speaker Pro Tem, and as a research analyst in the Missouri Senate.
- Bachelor's degree - Truman State University
- Master's degree in political science - University of Missouri-Columbia
- PhD. in political science - Washington University in St. Louis
Missouri Director of Agriculture (2009-2013)
Hagler was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon in 2009 to head the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The department sets agriculture policy and provides assistance to farmers throughout the state. Its duties include consumer protection, public health roles, environmental advocacy, agricultural marketing, public information and awareness, and promoting new technology and new uses for Missouri’s agricultural goods.
Comprehensive donor information for Hagler is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hagler raised a total of $139,823 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.
|Jon Hagler's Campaign Contribution History|
|2004||Missouri State House District 149||$33,133|
|2000||Missouri State House District 149||$106,690|
|Grand Total Raised||$139,823|
Dr. Hagler is divorced. He trains Missouri foxtrotters in Moniteau County.
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- Missouri Director of Agriculture
- Agriculture Commissioner
- Governor of Missouri
- Current Governor of Missouri Jay Nixon
- Missouri Department of Argiculture, "Dr. Jon Hagler, Director," accessed January 25, 2013
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Hagler replaced as director Mo. agriculture agency," October 11, 2013
- E-mail communication with Ballotpedia, E-mail with Kristen Mathews, February 21, 2014
- Missouri Department of Agriculture, "About MDA," accessed October 1, 2011
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Jon Hagler," accessed July 12, 2013
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