Illinois Director of Agriculture

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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]


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


See also: Compensation of state executive officers


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


In 2010, the Illinois Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated $133,300 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

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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