Jim Barbee

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Jim Barbee
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Nevada Director of Agriculture
Incumbent
In office
June 8, 2011 - Present
Years in position 3
PartyNonpartisan
Compensation
Base salary$117,030
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 2011
Appointed byGov. Brian Sandoval (R)
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolDouglas High School
Bachelor'sCSU Chico
Master'sCal Poly SLO
Websites
Office website
Jim Barbee is the Nevada Director of Agriculture.[1][2] Barbee received his appointment on June 8, 2011.[3]

Biography

Barbee is a former Secondary Agriculture Educator with a certificate as a Certified Public Manager (CPM).[3] He has worked on policy issues with the Nevada State Board of Education and the Nevada Legislature. Barbee served on the National Future Farmers of American Board of Directors and on the Future Farmers of America Foundation Board of Trustees.[4]

Education

  • Master's of Agriculture Science, Agriculture Education from Cal Poly SLO
  • Bachelor's of Science in Animal Science from CSU Chico
  • Douglas High School, Minden Nevada[3]

Political career

Director of Agriculture (2011-Present)

Barbee received his appointment as the Director of the Department of Agriculture on June 8, 2011.[3]

Appointments

2011

Barbee was appointed as acting Nevada Director of Agriculture by Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) in January 2011.

Sandoval stated, “From his experience with Future Farmers of America to developing the State Agriculture Education data collection system, I believe Mr. Barbee is well suited to lead the Department of Agriculture. Jim’s understanding of agriculture from a basic level will be an asset to the department, and he also has ideas about how the agriculture sector will play a role in economic development and job creation.”[4]

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