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==Current officeholder==
 
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The current officeholder is [[Russell Kokubun]].<ref>[http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/director/director-message ''Hawaii Department of Agriculture,'' "Chairperson's Message," accessed July 25, 2012]</ref> He was appointed by [[Governor of Hawaii|Governor]] [[Neil Abercrombie]] in December 2010.<ref>[http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/113317724.html ''Honolulu Star Advertiser,'' "Senate replacement appointed for Kokubun seat," January 11, 2011]</ref> and previously served in the [[Hawaii State Senate]], representing District 2 from 2000-2010.
 
The current officeholder is [[Russell Kokubun]].<ref>[http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/director/director-message ''Hawaii Department of Agriculture,'' "Chairperson's Message," accessed July 25, 2012]</ref> He was appointed by [[Governor of Hawaii|Governor]] [[Neil Abercrombie]] in December 2010.<ref>[http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/113317724.html ''Honolulu Star Advertiser,'' "Senate replacement appointed for Kokubun seat," January 11, 2011]</ref> and previously served in the [[Hawaii State Senate]], representing District 2 from 2000-2010.
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The Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture is appointed by the [[Governor of Hawaii|Governor]] and concurrently serves as the director of the Department of Agriculture. <ref>[http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/organization/chairperson ''Department of Agriculture'' "Chairperson" Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
 
The Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture is appointed by the [[Governor of Hawaii|Governor]] and concurrently serves as the director of the Department of Agriculture. <ref>[http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/organization/chairperson ''Department of Agriculture'' "Chairperson" Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
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The Chairperson's office also includes a deputy director, a public information officer and a planner. The [http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/organization/chairperson/adc Agribusiness Development Corporation] (ADC) also falls administratively under the Chairperson's Office.<ref>[http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/organization/chairperson ''Hawaii Department of Agriculture'' "Chairperson" Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
 
The Chairperson's office also includes a deputy director, a public information officer and a planner. The [http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/organization/chairperson/adc Agribusiness Development Corporation] (ADC) also falls administratively under the Chairperson's Office.<ref>[http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/organization/chairperson ''Hawaii Department of Agriculture'' "Chairperson" Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
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The Department of Agriculture's budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 was $42,101,000. <ref>[http://budget.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/04-Summary-of-Expenditure-Variances-FY12-13-VR.pdf, ''State of Hawaii,'' "Summary of Expenditure Variances,'' 50, accessed July 5, 2013]</ref>
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Revision as of 08:30, 5 July 2013

Hawaii Commissioner of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $42,101,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years coterminous with the governor
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

Russell Kokubun.jpg
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.

Authority

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Qualifications

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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]

Vacancies

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Duties

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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]

State budget

The Department of Agriculture's budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 was $42,101,000. [8]

Compensation

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Contact information

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

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