The New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture
is the executive officer of the Department of Agriculture, Secretary of the state board of agriculture and member of the Governor's Cabinet.
The Department of Agriculture is responsible for supporting production agriculture as well as managing school food programs, distributing surplus federal food, conserving soil and water resources, protecting farmland, and expanding export markets.
The current officeholder is Douglas Fisher. He was appointed by Gov. Jon Corzine in 2009.
The Secretary of Agriculture is nominated by the New Jersey Board of Agriculture and approved by the Governor.
In 2010, the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture was paid an estimated $141,000 according to the Council of State Governments.
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Post Office Box 330
Trenton, NJ 08625