Nebraska Director of Agriculture

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Nebraska Director of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-13 FY Budget:  $5,618,857
Term limits:  None
Structure
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Greg Ibach
Assumed office:  2005
Compensation:  $103,501
Other Nebraska Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorCommissioner of EducationAgriculture DirectorInsurance DirectorNatural Resources DirectorLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commission
The Nebraska Director of Agriculture is a state executive position in the Nebraska state government.

The director oversees the Department of Agriculture, which is tasked with promotion and development of state agriculture as well as regulation and licensing.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Greg Ibach. He was appointed by Gov. Dave Heineman in 2005.

Authority

The Nebraska Director of Agriculture's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from Chapter 81 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes.

Chapter 81, Section 102:

The Governor shall appoint heads for the various agencies listed in section 81-101, [...] The officers shall be designated as follows: (1) The Director of Agriculture for the Department of Agriculture;...[1]

Qualifications

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Appointments

The Nebraska Director of Agriculture is appointed by the Nebraska Governor, with the consent of a majority of the Legislature.

Vacancies

As established by Article IV, Section 1 of the Nebraska Constitution, in the event of a vacancy, the governor fills the office by appointment.

Duties

The director oversees the Department of Agriculture, whose stated mission is "to regulate industries, as prescribed by statute, and to encourage and promote the interests of agriculture through advocacy and education."[2]

Divisions

The Department of Agriculture consists of the following divisions:[3]

  • Administration
  • Ag Promotion and Development
  • Animal and Plant Health Protection
  • Food Safety and Consumer Protection
  • Laboratories
  • Beginning Farmer
  • Farm Mediation
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Licensing, Permits and Registrations
  • Youth

State budget

The budget for the Department of Agriculture in Fiscal Year 2012-13 was $5,618,857.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Nebraska Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated $103,501 according to the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94947
Lincoln, NE 68509-4947

Phone: (402) 471-2341
Fax: (402) 471-6876
E-mail: agr.webmaster@nebraska.gov

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