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The current officeholder is Hugh Weathers.
Article VI, Section 7:
|There shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State a Secretary of State, an Attorney General, a Treasurer, a Superintendent of Education, Comptroller General, Commissioner of Agriculture, and an Adjutant General who shall hold their respective offices for a term of four years, coterminous with that of the Governor. The duties and compensation of such offices shall be prescribed by law and their compensation shall be neither increased nor diminished during the period for which they shall have been elected.|
The qualifications of office were established by the state legislature in 1904:
|"the qualifications of a good moral character and a competent knowledge of matters of immigration, manufacturing, publicity and general industries."|
- good moral character
- competent knowledge of matters of immigration, manufacturing, publicity and general industries
Article VI, Section 7 of the state constitution stipulates the agriculture commissioner will be elected every four years, to a term of four year term. The commissioner, like South Carolina's other executive officials, is elected in mid-term elections: 2010, 2014, and 2018.
- Office of the Commissioner
- Administrative Services
- Agricultural Services
- Laboratory and Consumer Services
South Carolina Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 11280
Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: (803) 734-2210
Fax: (803) 734-2192