|Vermont Secretary of Agriculture|
|January 6, 2011 - Present|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||January 6, 2011|
|Appointed by||Gov. Peter Shumlin (D)|
|U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy's State Director|
|Vermont State Legislature|
|Bachelor's||University of Vermont (1978)|
|Master's||University of Washington (1982)|
Ross is the son of a seventh-generation Vermonter. His family owned an orchard on Lake Champlain, raised trotters and owned a wood lot. He worked for his family's 500 acre square-baled hay business in Hinesburg and a farm in Iowa on land owned by his mother's family.
- B.A. in geography, University of Vermont, 1978
- M.A. in geography, University of Washington, 1982
Vermont Secretary of Agriculture (2011-present)
Ross has served as Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Food & Markets since January 2011.
Sen. Leahy's State Director (1996 - 2011)
Ross served 16 years as U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy's state director. As Leahy served on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Ross has extensive experience working with price supports for agriculture, dairy and other farming issues.
Vermont House of Representatives (1990 - 1996)
Ross served in the Vermont House of Representatives as a representative from Hinesburg.
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