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The budget for the Department of Agriculture, including the Soil and Water Conservation Commission, in Fiscal Year 2013 was $39,154,900.<ref>[http://legislature.idaho.gov/budget/publications/LFR/current/LFRFrame.htm ''Budget Publications’’’ “State of Idaho 2012 Legislative Fiscal Report for Fiscal Year 2013,”  5.3, accessed June 20, 2013.]</ref>
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The budget for the Department of Agriculture, including the Soil and Water Conservation Commission, in Fiscal Year 2013 was $39,154,900.<ref>[http://legislature.idaho.gov/budget/publications/LFR/current/LFRFrame.htm ''Budget Publications,'' “State of Idaho 2012 Legislative Fiscal Report for Fiscal Year 2013,”  5.3, accessed June 20, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
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==Compensation==

Revision as of 11:05, 20 June 2013

Idaho Director of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $39,154,900
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Idaho Statutes, 22-101
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Celia Gould
Assumed office:  January 2, 2007
Compensation:  $106,620
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The Idaho Director of Agriculture is a state executive position in the Idaho state government. The director heads the Idaho Department of Agriculture, which regulates and promotes the state's agriculture industry. The governor appoints the director, who is subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the Idaho Senate.

Current officeholder

The current director is Celia Gould. She was first appointed by Governor Butch Otter in December 2006 and assumed office on January 2, 2007.[1] As the director of agriculture serves at the governor's pleasure, Gould is not subject to periodic reappointment.

In addition to her duties as director, Gould owns and operates a third generation farm and ranching operation, GlennDale Ranches, in Buhl, ID. Gould served for 6 years as a member of the Idaho House of Representatives from 1996 to 2002. She holds a B.A. in political science and an M.P.A. from Boise State University.[1]

Authority

The office of agriculture director is established by state law.[2]

Idaho Statutes, 22-101

There is hereby created the department of agriculture. The governor shall appoint a director of the department of agriculture, subject to the provisions of section 67-2404, Idaho Code.

Qualifications

State law requires that the director be "a person who is qualified by training, knowledge and demonstrated ability or experience in agricultural pursuits and their management."[2]

Idaho Statutes, 22-101

2) The director shall be a person who is qualified by training, knowledge and demonstrated ability or experience in agricultural pursuits and their management.

Appointments

The director of agriculture is appointed by the governor with the consent of the state Senate. The director serves at the governor's pleasure.[2][3]

Idaho Statutes, 22-101

There is hereby created the department of agriculture. The governor shall appoint a director of the department of agriculture, subject to the provisions of section 67-2404, Idaho Code.

Idaho Statutes, 67-2404

(2) Unless a term of office is provided by law, each director, unless specifically provided otherwise, shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.

Term limits

There are no term limits associated with the office of agriculture director.

Vacancies

If a vacancy occurs, the governor appoints a new director per the procedure listed under "Appointments" above.[2]

Duties

The director is the executive head of the Idaho Department of Agriculture, the state agency tasked with regulating and promoting the state's agricultural produce. State law tasks the director is designating and hiring employees, acquiring and disseminating information regarding "agricultural pursuits," and encouraging and promoting "in every practical manner the interests of agriculture, horticulture ... the livestock industries," etc.[4]

Divisions

  • Administration
  • Market Development
  • Animal Industries
  • Plant Industries
  • Agricultural Inspections
  • Agricultural Resources[5]

State budget

The budget for the Department of Agriculture, including the Soil and Water Conservation Commission, in Fiscal Year 2013 was $39,154,900.[6]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Idaho Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated $106,620. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

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Contact info

Address:
2270 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712
Phone: (208) 332-8500
Fax: (208) 334-2170
E-mail: info@agri.idaho.gov

See also

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