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|Assumed office = February 15, 2012
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|Assumed office = March 19, 2015
 
|Compensation = 133,273
 
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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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|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. The director is appointed by the [[Governor of Illinois|governor]], and has no term limits.<ref>[http://www.agr.state.il.us/about/index.html ''Illinois Department of Agriculture'', "About" accessed December 20, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
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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The current officeholder is [[Philip Nelson]]. He was appointed by [[Governor of Illinois|Gov.]] [[Bruce Rauner]] (R) on January 16, 2015. The [[Illinois Senate]] confirmed Nelson as the next director of agriculture on March 19, 2015. Nelson succeeded [[Robert F. Flider]] in the position.<ref>[http://www.agr.state.il.us/philip-nelson-confirmed-as-director-of-agr-2015 ''Illinois Department of Agriculture'', "Press release: PHILIP NELSON CONFIRMED AS DIRECTOR OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE," March 19, 2015]</ref><ref>[http://www.wandtv.com/story/28572031/illinois-senate-confirms-rauner-appointments ''WAND17.COM'', "Illinois Senate confirms Rauner appointments," March 20, 2015]</ref>
  
 
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==Authority==
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==Duties==
 
==Duties==
As the head of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the Director is responsible for ensuring the duties of the department are carried out. These duties are largely established in Illinois Compiled Statues, Chapter 20, Act 20.205. Some of these duties include:
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As the head of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the director is responsible for ensuring the duties of the department are carried out. These duties are largely established in Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 20, Act 20.205. Some of these duties include:
 
* Encouraging and promoting the interests of agriculture and its allied industries
 
* Encouraging and promoting the interests of agriculture and its allied industries
 
* Establishing and maintaining trust funds an bank accounts for the conduct of food shows, food expositions, trade shows
 
* Establishing and maintaining trust funds an bank accounts for the conduct of food shows, food expositions, trade shows
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* Using and promoting agricultural crops for the production of alcohol fuels
 
* Using and promoting agricultural crops for the production of alcohol fuels
 
* Administrating animal welfare acts
 
* Administrating animal welfare acts
* Providing laboratory services for the diagnosis of animal diseases and for the analysis of feeds, fertilizers, seeds, and pesticides and to perform related laboratory services<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs5.asp?ActID=226&ChapterID=5 ''Illinois Compiled Statues,'' "Chapter 20, Act 20,205," accessed August 16, 2013]</ref>
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* Providing laboratory services for the diagnosis of animal diseases and for the analysis of feeds, fertilizers, seeds, and pesticides and to perform related laboratory services<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs5.asp?ActID=226&ChapterID=5 ''Illinois Compiled Statutes,'' "Chapter 20, Act 20,205," accessed August 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Division==
 
==Division==
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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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>
 
*Consumer Services
 
*Consumer Services
 
**Food Inspection
 
**Food Inspection
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==State budget==
 
==State budget==
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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:: ''See also: [[Illinois state budget and finances]]''
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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 June26, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
 
:: ''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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===2014===
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In 2014, the director received a salary of [[Compensation of state executive officers|$133,273]], according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11%202014.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed November 14, 2014]</ref>
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===2013===
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In 2013, the director received a salary of [[Compensation of state executive officers|$105,432]], according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11_2013.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'', "Book of the States 2013, Table 4.11," accessed February 2, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
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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In 2012, the director received a salary of [[Compensation of state executive officers|$133,273]], according to the [[Council of State Governments]].
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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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In 2010, the director received a salary of [[Compensation of state executive officers|$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," accessed September 5, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Historical officeholders==
 
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Latest revision as of 09:14, 22 April 2015

Illinois Director of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $94,768,900
Term limits:  None
Structure
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder
Name:  Philip Nelson
Assumed office:  March 19, 2015
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. The director is appointed by the governor, and has no term limits.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Philip Nelson. He was appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on January 16, 2015. The Illinois Senate confirmed Nelson as the next director of agriculture on March 19, 2015. Nelson succeeded Robert F. Flider in the position.[2][3]

Authority

The position of the Illinois Director of Agriculture was created in Article V of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.

Article V, Section 5-20:

Each department shall have an officer as its head who shall be known as director or secretary and who shall, subject to the provisions of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, execute the powers and discharge the duties vested by law in his or her respective department. The following officers are hereby created: [...] Director of Agriculture, for the Department of Agriculture.

Qualifications

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Appointments

Illinois state government organizational chart

Article V, Section 9 of the Illinois Constitution establishes the governor's power to appoint the Illinois Director of Agriculture:

Governor - Appointing Power
(a) The Governor shall nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a majority of the members elected concurring by record vote, shall appoint all officers whose election or appointment is not otherwise provided for. Any nomination not acted upon by the Senate within 60 session days after the receipt thereof shall be deemed to have received the advice and consent of the Senate. The General Assembly shall have no power to elect or appoint officers of the Executive Branch.
(b) If, during a recess of the Senate, there is a vacancy in an office filled by appointment by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, the Governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate, when he shall make a nomination to fill such office.
(c) No person rejected by the Senate for an office shall, except at the Senate's request, be nominated again for that office at the same session or be appointed to that office during a recess of that Senate.

Vacancies

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Duties

As the head of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the director is responsible for ensuring the duties of the department are carried out. These duties are largely established in Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 20, Act 20.205. Some of these duties include:

  • Encouraging and promoting the interests of agriculture and its allied industries
  • Establishing and maintaining trust funds an bank accounts for the conduct of food shows, food expositions, trade shows
  • Selling signs to farms that have been owned for 100 or 150 years by descendants of the same family
  • Promoting improved farming and related industry methods to facilitate greater production and distribution of their products at lower costs
  • Promoting agriculture and related industries at the Illinois State Fair
  • Collecting and publishing production and marketing statistics for farming and related industries
  • Using and promoting agricultural crops for the production of alcohol fuels
  • Administrating animal welfare acts
  • Providing laboratory services for the diagnosis of animal diseases and for the analysis of feeds, fertilizers, seeds, and pesticides and to perform related laboratory services[4]

Division

There are five main divisions within the Department of Agriculture:[5]

  • 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

See also: Illinois state budget and finances

The budget for the Department of Agriculture was $94,768,900 for the 2012 fiscal year.[6]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2014

In 2014, the director received a salary of $133,273, according to the Council of State Governments.[7]

2013

In 2013, the director received a salary of $105,432, according to the Council of State Governments.[8]

2012

In 2012, the director received a salary of $133,273, according to the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the director received a salary of $133,300, according to the Council of State Governments.[9]

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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