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Montana Director of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  
Office website:  Official Link
2014 FY Budget:  $17,240,724
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  Article XII, the Executive Department
Selection Method:  Appointed
Current Officeholder

Ron de Yong.jpg
Name:  Ron de Yong
Assumed office:  2007
Compensation:  $96,972
Other Montana Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of Public InstructionAgriculture DirectorInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources DirectorLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commission
The Montana Director of Agriculture is an appointed state executive position in the Montana state government.

The Director oversees the Department of Agriculture, whose mission statement is "to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries."[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Ron de Yong. He was first appointed by Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) in 2007 and re-appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock (D) in 2013.[2]

Authority

The state Constitution establishes a Department of Agriculture in Article XII, the Executive Department.

Under Article XII, Section 1:

The legislature shall provide for a Department of Agriculture and enact laws and provide appropriations to protect, enhance, and develop all agriculture.

Qualifications

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Appointments

Per 2-15-111 of the Montana Code, the Director is appointed by the Governor with confirmation of the Senate. The director serves at the pleasure of the Governor and may be removed at any time.[3]

Vacancies

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Duties

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Divisions

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State budget

The Department of Agriculture's budget for fiscal year 2014 was $17,240,724.[4]

Compensation

In 2010, the Montana Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated $96,972 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

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