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Kansas Secretary of Agriculture

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Kansas Secretary of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $40,955,935
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Kansas Statutes Annotated, Chapter 74, Article 5
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Dale Rodman
Assumed office:  January 2011
Compensation:  $110,000
Other Kansas Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerCommissioner of EducationAgriculture SecretaryInsurance CommissionerWildlife and Parks SecretaryLabor SecretaryCorporation Commission
The Kansas Secretary of Agriculture is a state executive position in the Kansas state government. The secretary is selected by gubernatorial appointment to head the Kansas Department of Agriculture, which oversees all operations within the state's agriculture sector.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Dale Rodman.[2]

Authority

The authority of the Department of Agriculture and position of Secretary of Agriculture are provided by statute.[3]

Under Chapter 74, Article 5, "there is hereby established within the executive branch of government the Kansas department of agriculture, which shall be administered under the direction and supervision of a secretary of agriculture."[4]

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications for the office, except that he or she "shall have a demonstrated executive and administrative ability to discharge the duties of the office of secretary," as stated in Chapter 75 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated.[4]

Appointments

The secretary of agriculture is appointed by the Governor of Kansas, subject to confirmation by the Kansas Senate as provided by statute.[3]

Vacancies

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Duties

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Divisions

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Compensation

In 2011, the Secretary of Agriculture earned a salary of $110,000. [5]

State budget

The Department of Agriculture's budget for fiscal year 2012 was $40,955,935.[6]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Kansas Department of Agriculture
109 S.W. 9th Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1280
(785) 296-3556
ksag@kda.ks.gov

Office of the Secretary
109 S.W. 9th Street, 4th Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1280
(785) 296-3556
(785) 296-8389 (fax)

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