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'''Hawaii Department of Agriculture'''<br>
 
'''Hawaii Department of Agriculture'''<br>

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Hawaii Commissioner of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years coterminous with the governor
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Russell Kokubun
Assumed office:  December 2010
Compensation:  $103,512
Other Hawaii Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorAttorney GeneralDirector of FinanceAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerDirector of Commerce and Consumer AffairsChairperson of Land and Natural ResourcesDirector of Labor and Industrial RelationsPublic Utilities Commission
The Hawaii Commissioner of Agriculture is an appointed, executive position in the Hawaii state government. The department's main objectives are to preserve, promote and develop essential agricultural resources and infrastructure; to create and maximize opportunities for exporting; and facilitate growth of existing and new agricultural commodities and by-products. In addition, the department works to prevent the introduction and establishment of plants, animals and diseases that are detrimental to the state's agriculture industry and the environment.[1][2]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Russell Kokubun.[3] He was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie in December 2010.[4] and previously served in the Hawaii State Senate, representing District 2 from 2000-2010.

Appointments

The Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture is appointed by the Governor and concurrently serves as the director of the Department of Agriculture. [5]

Division

There are 8 main divisions to Hawaii's Department of Agriculture:[6]

The Chairperson's office also includes a deputy director, a public information officer and a planner. The Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) also falls administratively under the Chairperson's Office.[7]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Hawaii + Agriculture + Commissioner + Kokubun

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact information

Hawaii Department of Agriculture
1428 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

See also

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