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Nevada Director of Agriculture

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Nevada Director of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $1,557,289
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves a term coterminous with the governor
Authority:  Nevada Revised Statutes, 561.035
Selection Method:  Appointed by State Board of Agriculture and Governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Jim Barbee
Assumed office:  June 8, 2011
Compensation:  $107,465
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The Nevada Director of Agriculture is a state executive position in the Nevada state government.

The Director oversees the Department of Agriculture whose stated mission is "to benefit the welfare of all persons residing in the state by encouraging the advancement and protection of Nevada's agriculture and related Industries."[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Jim Barbee. He was officially appointed to the position on June 8, 2011.

Authority

The Department of Agriculture is created under 561.035 of the Nevada Revised Statutes. The office of director is established under 561.115.[2]

Qualifications

In order to service as Director of Agriculture, a candidate must:[3]

  • Be a graduate of an accredited colleges or university
  • Have at least five years experience in official agriculture or livestock regulatory work, public administration, accounting or business administration

Appointments

Nevada state government organizational chart

Per 561.115 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, the State Board of Agriculture appoints the Director of Agriculture with the consent of the governor. The commissioner serves at the pleasure of the governor. His or her term expires at the end of the governor's term or if the governor vacates office.[4]

Vacancies

In the event of a vacancy, the position is filled with an appointment by the State Board of Agriculture with the consent of the governor.

Duties

The Director oversees the Department of Agriculture whose stated mission is "to benefit the welfare of all persons residing in the state by encouraging the advancement and protection of Nevada's agriculture and related Industries."[5]

Division

The main divisions of the Nevada Department of Agriculture:[6]

  • Animal Industry
    • Animal Disease & Food Safety Laboratory
    • Livestock Identification
    • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Measurement Standards
    • Petroleum Technology
    • Weights & Measures
  • Plant Industry
    • Chemistry
      • Fertilizer Registration
      • Pesticide Registration
    • Entomology
    • Environmental Services
    • Export Certification
    • Noxious Weeds
    • Nursery Programs
    • Organic Programs
    • Pest Control
    • Plant Pathology
    • Producer Certification
    • Seed Programs
    • Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
  • Resource Protection
    • Wildlife Services

State budget

The Department of Agriculture's budget for 2012-2013 was $1,557,289.[7]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the director was paid an estimated $104,778.[8] This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2012

In 2012, the director was paid an estimated $107,465. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Nevada Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated $107,465 according to the Council of State Governments.[9]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

405 South 21st Street
Sparks, NV 89431
Phone: 775-353-3600
Fax: (775) 353-3638

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