|Missouri Director of Agriculture|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed by||Gov. Jay Nixon|
|Chairman of the Missouri State Soil & Water Districts Commission|
|South Harrison R-II School Board|
|Place of birth||Bethany, Missouri|
Prior to this appointment, Fordyce was chairman of the Missouri State Soil & Water Districts Commission. He also served as a member of the South Harrison R-II School Board.
Fordyce is a fourth-generation farmer from Bethany, Mo. He has spent his career promoting agriculture and conservation in Harrison County, where he raises cattle and grows corn on his family farm, as well as in the state of Missouri and the federal government. Fordyce served in leadership roles in community organizations and various levels of government for decades before his appointment to statewide office in 2013. One such position was president of the Harrison County Farm Bureau, which he held from 1993 to 2010.
Fordyce is one of Missouri's three directors serving on the United Soybean Board. He is also affiliated with the National Biodiesel Board, Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow and the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council.
In 2012, Fordyce was named the Soil Conservationist of the Year award by the Conservation Federation of Missouri.
Director of Agriculture (2013-present)
Fordyce resides in Harrison County with his wife, Renee.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Richard + Fordyce + Missouri + Agriculture"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Missouri Director of Agriculture
- Agriculture Commissioner
- Governor of Missouri
- Current Governor of Missouri Jay Nixon
|Missouri Director of Agriculture
| Succeeded by|