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 current officeholder is Robert F. Flider. He was appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on February 15, 2012.
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There are five main divisions within the department of agriculture:
- 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.
State of Illinois Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL 62794-9281
Phone: (217) 782-2172
TTY number: (217) 524-6858
Fax: (217) 785-4505