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{{Maryland SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Maryland Secretary of Agriculture''' is a state executive position in the Maryland state government.  The Secretary serves as head of the Department of Agriculture, a part of the executive branch that was established in 1972.<ref>[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/10dag/html/dagf.html ''Maryland State Archives,'' "Department of Agriculture - Origins," accessed September 24, 2011]</ref>
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|State =Maryland
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|Office=Secretary of Agriculture
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|Office type = Nonpartisan
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|Image =Seal of Maryland.jpg
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|Office website = http://www.mda.state.md.us/
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|Budget =  48,915,743
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|Budget year = 2014
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|Term limits = None
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|Length of term =
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|Authority =Annotated Code of Maryland - Title 2 and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) - Title XV
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|Selected =Appointed by the governor
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|Current officeholder =Buddy Hance
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|Officeholder image = Earl Hance.jpg
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|Assumed office = May 14, 2009
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|Compensation = 130,050
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|Last election=
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|Other offices =[[Governor of Maryland|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Maryland|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Maryland Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Maryland Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Maryland Comptroller|Comptroller]] • [[Maryland Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Maryland Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]] • [[Maryland Secretary of Agriculture|Agriculture Secretary]] • [[Maryland Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources|Natural Resources Commissioner]] • [[Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation|Secretary of Labor]] • [[Maryland Public Service Commission|Public Service Commission]]}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Maryland Secretary of Agriculture''' is a state executive position in the Maryland state government.  The Secretary serves as head of the Department of Agriculture, a part of the executive branch that was established in 1972.<ref>[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/10dag/html/dagf.html ''Maryland State Archives,'' "Department of Agriculture - Origins," accessed September 24, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Current officeholder==
 
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==Authority==
 
==Authority==
 
The authority of the Department of Agriculture and its secretary comes under the Annotated Code of Maryland - Title 2 and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) - Title XV.<ref>[http://www.mda.state.md.us/about_mda/laws-legislation/index.php Maryland Department of Agriculture, Laws-Legislation]</ref>
 
The authority of the Department of Agriculture and its secretary comes under the Annotated Code of Maryland - Title 2 and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) - Title XV.<ref>[http://www.mda.state.md.us/about_mda/laws-legislation/index.php Maryland Department of Agriculture, Laws-Legislation]</ref>
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==Qualifications==
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==Appointments==
 
==Appointments==
 
The Secretary of Agriculture is appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the [[Maryland State Senate|Senate]].
 
The Secretary of Agriculture is appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the [[Maryland State Senate|Senate]].
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==Vacancies==
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==Duties==
 
==Duties==
 
The vision and mission statement of the Maryland Department of Agriculture is as follows:
 
The vision and mission statement of the Maryland Department of Agriculture is as follows:
  
"Our Vision is to achieve excellence in programs and in services that preserve and protect agricultural resources and the environment, promote profitable agriculture and consumer confidence, and enhance the quality of life for all Marylanders."<ref name=vision>[http://www.mda.state.md.us/about_mda/vision_mission_statement.php Maryland Department of Agriculture, Vision and Mission Statement]</ref>
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"Our Vision is to achieve excellence in programs and in services that preserve and protect agricultural resources and the environment, promote profitable agriculture and consumer confidence, and enhance the quality of life for all Marylanders."<ref name=vision>[http://mda.maryland.gov/about_mda/Pages/Vision-and-Mission.aspx ''Maryland Department of Agriculture'', "Vision and Mission Statement," accessed May 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
"Our Mission is to provide leadership and support to agriculture and the citizens of Maryland by conducting regulatory, service, and educational activities that assure consumer confidence, protect the environment, and promote agriculture."<ref name=vision/>
 
"Our Mission is to provide leadership and support to agriculture and the citizens of Maryland by conducting regulatory, service, and educational activities that assure consumer confidence, protect the environment, and promote agriculture."<ref name=vision/>
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*Office of Plant Industries and Pest Management
 
*Office of Plant Industries and Pest Management
 
*Office of Resource Conservation
 
*Office of Resource Conservation
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==State budget==
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The Secretary of Agriculture's budget for fiscal year 2014 was $48,915,743.<ref>http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2013RS/Chapters_noln/CH_423_hb0100e.pdf ''2013 Laws of Maryland,'' "Chapter 423, Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2014)," 65, accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
In 2010, the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture was paid an estimated $130,050 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 June 25, 2011]</ref>
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In 2010, the Secretary of Agriculture was paid an estimated $130,050 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 June 25, 2011]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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==Contact information==
 
==Contact information==
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Agriculture Commissioner]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 08:56, 24 December 2013

Maryland Secretary of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2014 FY Budget:  $48,915,743
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  Annotated Code of Maryland - Title 2 and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) - Title XV
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

Earl Hance.jpg
Name:  Buddy Hance
Assumed office:  May 14, 2009
Compensation:  $130,050
Other Maryland Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralComptrollerTreasurerSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture SecretaryInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerSecretary of LaborPublic Service Commission
The Maryland Secretary of Agriculture is a state executive position in the Maryland state government. The Secretary serves as head of the Department of Agriculture, a part of the executive branch that was established in 1972.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Buddy Hance. He was appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2009.

Authority

The authority of the Department of Agriculture and its secretary comes under the Annotated Code of Maryland - Title 2 and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) - Title XV.[2]

Qualifications

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that establishes the requirements necessary to qualify for a state executive office. That information for the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Appointments

The Secretary of Agriculture is appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Vacancies

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that details the process of filling vacancies for a state executive office. That information for the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Duties

The vision and mission statement of the Maryland Department of Agriculture is as follows:

"Our Vision is to achieve excellence in programs and in services that preserve and protect agricultural resources and the environment, promote profitable agriculture and consumer confidence, and enhance the quality of life for all Marylanders."[3]

"Our Mission is to provide leadership and support to agriculture and the citizens of Maryland by conducting regulatory, service, and educational activities that assure consumer confidence, protect the environment, and promote agriculture."[3]

Divisions

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is divided into three main offices:

  • Office of Marketing, Animal Industries and Consumer Services
  • Office of Plant Industries and Pest Management
  • Office of Resource Conservation

State budget

The Secretary of Agriculture's budget for fiscal year 2014 was $48,915,743.[4]

Compensation

In 2010, the Secretary of Agriculture was paid an estimated $130,050 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

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All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact information

Secretary of Agriculture
Earl F. Hance
Phone: 410-841-5880
Email: hanceef@mda.state.md.us

Headquarters Address:
50 Harry S Truman Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21401

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