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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Utah Director of Agriculture''' is a state executive position in the Utah state government. The current officeholder is [[Leonard Blackham]].
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|State = Utah
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|Office=Commissioner of Agriculture and Food
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|Office type = Nonpartisan
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|Image =UT Agri Dept logo.JPG
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|Office website = http://ag.utah.gov/
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|Budget = 30282400
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|Budget year = 2013
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|Seats =
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|Term limits =
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|Length of term = Serves at the pleasure of the Governor
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|Authority = Utah Code, Title 4, Chapter 2, Part 1
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|Selected = Appointed by Governor
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|Chair =
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|Current officeholder = LuAnn Adams
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|Partisan =
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|Officeholder image =
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|Assumed office = January 5, 2005
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|Compensation = 102,627
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|Next election =
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|Last election=
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|Other offices = [[Governor of Utah|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Utah|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Utah Attorney General|Attorney General]] •[[Utah Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Utah Auditor|Auditor]] • [[Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Education]] • [[Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food|Agriculture Commissioner]] • [[Utah Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Utah Director of Natural Resources|Natural Resources Commissioner]] • [[Utah Commissioner of Labor|Labor Commissioner]] • [[Utah Chairman of Public Service Commission|Public Service Commission]]
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food''' is an appointed position in the [[Utah]] state government.
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==Current officeholder==
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The current officeholder is [[LuAnn Adams]].  She was appointed in December 2013 by [[Governor of Utah|Governor]] [[Gary R. Herbert]] to replace the previous commissioner, [[Leonard Blackham]].<ref>[http://ag.utah.gov/home/news/420-luann-adams-named-commissioner-of-agriculture-and-food.html ''Utah Department of Agriculture and Food,'' "LuAnn Adams Named Commissioner of Agriculture and Food," January 29, 2014]</ref>
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==Authority==
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The department of agriculture is established in Title 4, Chapter 2, Part 1 of the Utah code.
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'''Title 4, Chapter 2, Part 1: Department created'''
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|''There is hereby created within state government the Department of Agriculture and Food which is responsible in this state for the administration and enforcement of all laws, services, functions, and consumer programs related to agriculture as assigned to the department by the Legislature.''
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==Qualifications==
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==Appointments==
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[[File:UT state org chart.JPG|200px|right|thumb|Utah state government organizational chart]]
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The commissioner is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the [[Governor of Utah|governor]].<ref name=title/>
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==Vacancies==
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In the event of a vacancy in the office, the [[Governor of Utah|governor]] appoints a successor.
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==Duties==
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The duties of the department are outlined in Title 4, Chapter 2, Part 1 of the Utah code:<ref>[http://www.lexis.com/research/xlink?app=00075&view=full&searchtype=get&search=Utah+Code+Ann.+%A7+4-2-2 ''Lexis.com,'' "Utah Code Ann. § 4-2-2," accessed October 28, 2011]</ref>
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*promote the interests and products of agriculture and its allied industries
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*promote methods for increasing the production and facilitating the distribution of the agricultural products of the state;
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*inquire into the cause of contagious, infectious, and communicable diseases among livestock and the means for their prevention and cure
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*encourage experiments designed to determine the best means and methods for the control of diseases among domestic and wild animals
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*issue marketing orders for any designated agricultural product
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*administer and enforce all laws assigned to the department by the [[Utah Legislature|legislature]]
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*establish standards and grades for agricultural products and fix and collect reasonable fees for services performed by the department
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*establish operational standards for any establishment that manufactures, processes, produces, distributes, stores, sells, or offers for sale any agricultural product
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==Divisions==
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*Administrative Services
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*Analytical Laboratories
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*Animal Industry
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*Conservation & Resource Management
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*Grazing Improvement
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*Marketing & Development
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*Plant Industry
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*Regulatory Services
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*Wildlife Services
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Department of Agriculture and Food in Fiscal Year 2013 was $30,282,400.<ref> [http://governor.utah.gov/budget/Budget/Agency%20Summaries/FY2013/FY2013_SumBkTables.xlsx ''Governor's Office of Planning and Budget,'' "2013 Budget Summary – Tables,"  accessed April 6, 2013] </ref>
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==Compensation==
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::''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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According to Title 4, Chapter 2, Part 1 of the Utah code, the [[Governor of Utah|governor]] shall establish the commissioner's salary within the salary range fixed by the [[Utah Legislature]] in Title 67, Chapter 22, State Officer Compensation.<ref name=title>[http://www.lexis.com/research/xlink?app=00075&view=full&searchtype=get&search=Utah+Code+Ann.+%A7+4-2-3 ''Lexis.com,'' "Utah Code Ann. § 4-2-3," accessed October 28, 2011]</ref>
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===2013===
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In 2013, the Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$102,627]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11_2013.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 29, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
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In 2012, the Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$101,608]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
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==Historical officeholders==
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==Recent news==
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==Contact information==
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'''Department of Agriculture'''<br>
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350 N. Redwood Road<br>
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P.O. Box 146500<br>
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Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6500<br>
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'''Phone:''' (801) 538-7100<br>
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'''Fax:''' (801) 538-7126<br>
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'''E-mail:''' [mailto:agriculture@utah.gov agriculture@utah.gov]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Agricultural Commissioner]]
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*[[Leonard Blackham]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://ag.utah.gov/ Utah Department of Agriculture and Food]
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*[http://ag.utah.gov/ Utah Department of Agriculture and Food]
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*[http://twitter.com/#!/utagandfood UT Ag and Food on Twitter]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/utahagriculture UT Department of Agriculture and Food on Facebook]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/utahagriculture YouTube channel of the UT Department of Agriculture and Food]
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*[http://www.nasda.org/ National Association of State Departments of Agriculture]
  
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Revision as of 12:59, 29 January 2014

Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $30,282,400
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the Governor
Authority:  Utah Code, Title 4, Chapter 2, Part 1
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder
Name:  LuAnn Adams
Assumed office:  January 5, 2005
Compensation:  $102,627
Other Utah Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commission
The Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food is an appointed position in the Utah state government.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is LuAnn Adams. She was appointed in December 2013 by Governor Gary R. Herbert to replace the previous commissioner, Leonard Blackham.[1]

Authority

The department of agriculture is established in Title 4, Chapter 2, Part 1 of the Utah code.

Title 4, Chapter 2, Part 1: Department created

There is hereby created within state government the Department of Agriculture and Food which is responsible in this state for the administration and enforcement of all laws, services, functions, and consumer programs related to agriculture as assigned to the department by the Legislature.

Qualifications

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that establishes the requirements necessary to qualify for a state executive office. That information for the Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Appointments

Utah state government organizational chart

The commissioner is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the governor.[2]

Vacancies

In the event of a vacancy in the office, the governor appoints a successor.

Duties

The duties of the department are outlined in Title 4, Chapter 2, Part 1 of the Utah code:[3]

  • promote the interests and products of agriculture and its allied industries
  • promote methods for increasing the production and facilitating the distribution of the agricultural products of the state;
  • inquire into the cause of contagious, infectious, and communicable diseases among livestock and the means for their prevention and cure
  • encourage experiments designed to determine the best means and methods for the control of diseases among domestic and wild animals
  • issue marketing orders for any designated agricultural product
  • administer and enforce all laws assigned to the department by the legislature
  • establish standards and grades for agricultural products and fix and collect reasonable fees for services performed by the department
  • establish operational standards for any establishment that manufactures, processes, produces, distributes, stores, sells, or offers for sale any agricultural product

Divisions

  • Administrative Services
  • Analytical Laboratories
  • Animal Industry
  • Conservation & Resource Management
  • Grazing Improvement
  • Marketing & Development
  • Plant Industry
  • Regulatory Services
  • Wildlife Services

State budget

The budget for the Department of Agriculture and Food in Fiscal Year 2013 was $30,282,400.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

According to Title 4, Chapter 2, Part 1 of the Utah code, the governor shall establish the commissioner's salary within the salary range fixed by the Utah Legislature in Title 67, Chapter 22, State Officer Compensation.[2]

2013

In 2013, the Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food was paid an estimated $102,627. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[5]

2012

In 2012, the Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food was paid an estimated $101,608. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

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All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact information

Utah

Department of Agriculture
350 N. Redwood Road
P.O. Box 146500
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6500

Phone: (801) 538-7100
Fax: (801) 538-7126
E-mail: agriculture@utah.gov

See also

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