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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Illinois Director of Agriculture''' is a state executive position in the Illinois state government. The current officeholder is [[Thomas Jennings]].
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|State =Illinois
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|Office=Director of Agriculture
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|Office type = Nonpartisan
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|Image =Seal of Illinois.png
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|Office website =http://www.agr.state.il.us/
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|Budget =  94768900
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|Budget year = 2012
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|Term limits = None
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|Length of term =
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|Authority =
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|Selected =Appointed by the governor
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|Current officeholder =Robert F. Flider
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|Officeholder image = Robert Flider.jpg
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|Assumed office = February 15, 2012
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|Compensation = 133,273
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|Next election =
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|Last election=
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|Other offices =[[Governor of Illinois|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Illinois Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Attorney General of Illinois|Attorney General]] • [[Illinois Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Illinois Auditor|Auditor]] • [[Illinois Comptroller|Comptroller]] • [[Illinois Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]] • [[Illinois Director of Agriculture|Agriculture Director]] • [[Illinois Director of Insurance|Insurance Director]] • [[Illinois Director of Natural Resources|Natural Resources Director]] • [[Illinois Director of Labor|Labor Director]] • [[Illinois Commerce Commission|Illinois Commerce Commission]]}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Illinois Director of Agriculture''' is a state executive position in the Illinois state government. The department of agriculture works to promote and regulate agriculture in a manner which encourages farming and agribusiness while protecting [[Illinois]]' consumers and natural resources.<ref>[http://www.agr.state.il.us/about/index.html ''Illinois Department of Agriculture'' "About" Accessed December 20, 2012]</ref>
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==Current officeholder==
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The current officeholder is [[Robert F. Flider]]. He was appointed by Gov. [[Pat Quinn]] (D) on February 15, 2012.<ref>[http://farmprogress.com/story-mt-zions-bob-flider-named-director-il-dept-ag-0-57333 ''Farm Progress,'' "Mt. Zion's Bob Flider Named Director of IL Dept of Ag," February 15, 2012]</ref>
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==Authority==
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==Qualifications==
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==Elections==
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==Vacancies==
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==Duties==
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==Division==
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There are five main divisions within the department of agriculture:<ref>[http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/summaryprogsvcs.html ''Illinois Department of Agriculture'' "Programs and Services" Accessed December 20, 2012]</ref>
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*Consumer Services
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**Food Inspection
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**Weights and Measurements Certification
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**Motor Fuel Quality Testing
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*Marketing and Promotion
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**Agricultural Statistics and Market News
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**Agricultural Marketing
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**State and County Fair Promotion
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**Horse Racing Administration
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*Animal Industries
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**Animal Health and Welfare
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*Natural Resources
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**Environmental Programs
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**Land and Water Resources
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*Agricultural and Industry Regulation
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**Agricultural Products Inspection
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**Grain Dealer and Warehouse Inspection and Licensure
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Department of Agriculture was $94,768,900  for the 2012 fiscal year.<ref>[http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/budget/Documents/Budget%20Book/FY%202013/Agency%20Fact%20Sheet%20Packet%20FINAL.pdf ''State of Illinois'', "Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Fact Sheet," 2, accessed June 26, 2013]</ref>
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==Compensation==
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:: ''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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===2012===
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In 2012, the Illinois Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$133,273]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
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===2010===
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In 2010, the Illinois Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated $133,300 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved September 5, 2012]</ref>
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==Historical officeholders==
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==Recent news==
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==Contact information==
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'''State of Illinois Department of Agriculture'''<br>
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P.O. Box 19281<br>
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State Fairgrounds<br>
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Springfield, IL 62794-9281<br>
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'''Phone:''' (217) 782-2172<br>
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'''TTY number:''' (217) 524-6858<br>
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'''Fax:''' (217) 785-4505<br>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Agricultural Commissioner]]
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*[[Agriculture Commissioner]]
*[[Thomas Jennings]]
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*[[Robert F. Flider]]
  
 
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* [http://www.agr.state.il.us/ Illinois Department of Agriculture]
 
* [http://www.agr.state.il.us/ Illinois Department of Agriculture]
  
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Revision as of 09:58, 26 June 2013

Illinois Director of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $94,768,900
Term limits:  None
Structure
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

Robert Flider.jpg
Name:  Robert F. Flider
Assumed office:  February 15, 2012
Compensation:  $133,273
Other Illinois Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorComptrollerSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture DirectorInsurance DirectorNatural Resources DirectorLabor DirectorIllinois Commerce Commission
The Illinois Director of Agriculture is a state executive position in the Illinois state government. The department of agriculture works to promote and regulate agriculture in a manner which encourages farming and agribusiness while protecting Illinois' consumers and natural resources.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Robert F. Flider. He was appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on February 15, 2012.[2]

Authority

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Qualifications

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Elections

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Vacancies

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Duties

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Division

There are five main divisions within the department of agriculture:[3]

  • Consumer Services
    • Food Inspection
    • Weights and Measurements Certification
    • Motor Fuel Quality Testing
  • Marketing and Promotion
    • Agricultural Statistics and Market News
    • Agricultural Marketing
    • State and County Fair Promotion
    • Horse Racing Administration
  • Animal Industries
    • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Natural Resources
    • Environmental Programs
    • Land and Water Resources
  • Agricultural and Industry Regulation
    • Agricultural Products Inspection
    • Grain Dealer and Warehouse Inspection and Licensure

State budget

The budget for the Department of Agriculture was $94,768,900 for the 2012 fiscal year.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the Illinois Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated $133,273. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Illinois Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated $133,300 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Recent news

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Contact information

State of Illinois Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 19281
State Fairgrounds
Springfield, IL 62794-9281
Phone: (217) 782-2172
TTY number: (217) 524-6858
Fax: (217) 785-4505

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