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}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture''' is an appointed state executive position in the New Mexico state government.   
  
 
The Secretary serves as head of the Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for ensuring a safe and secure food supply, fair marketplace, protecting natural resources and the environment, and promoting markets and trade.<ref>[http://nmdaweb.nmsu.edu/about-nmda-folder/NMDA%20Vision%20and%20Mission.html ''New Mexico Department of Agriculture,'' "NMDA Vision and Mission," accessed October 30, 2011] </ref>
 
The Secretary serves as head of the Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for ensuring a safe and secure food supply, fair marketplace, protecting natural resources and the environment, and promoting markets and trade.<ref>[http://nmdaweb.nmsu.edu/about-nmda-folder/NMDA%20Vision%20and%20Mission.html ''New Mexico Department of Agriculture,'' "NMDA Vision and Mission," accessed October 30, 2011] </ref>

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New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  New Mexico Constitution, Article XV, Section I
Selection Method:  Appointed by the New Mexico State University Board of Regents
Current Officeholder

Jeff Witte.jpg
Name:  Jeff Witte
Assumed office:  May 2011
Compensation:  $125,000
Other New Mexico Executive Offices
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The New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture is an appointed state executive position in the New Mexico state government.

The Secretary serves as head of the Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for ensuring a safe and secure food supply, fair marketplace, protecting natural resources and the environment, and promoting markets and trade.[1]

The Secretary serves on the governor's cabinet but reports to the New Mexico State University board and university president.[2]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Jeff Witte. He was appointed in May 2011.

Authority

The state Constitution establishes the Department of Agriculture in Article XV.

Under Article XV, Section 1:

There shall be a department of agriculture which shall be under the control of the board of regents of the college of agriculture and mechanic arts...

Appointments

The Secretary of Agriculture is appointed by the New Mexico State University Regents.

Divisions

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

  • Agricultural and Environmental Services Division
  • Agricultural Programs and Resources Division
  • Dairy Division
  • Marketing and Development Division
  • Standards and Consumer Services Division
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Services

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the secretary of agriculture was paid an estimated $125,000. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture was paid an estimated $160,064 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

Contact information

Physical Address:
3190 S. Espina
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8005

Mailing Address:
MSC 3189, Box 30005
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8005
Phone: 575-646-3007
Fax: 575-646-8120
Email: nmagsec@nmda.nmsu.edu

See also

External links

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