The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODOA)
is the agency of the government
of the U.S. state
responsible for promoting and regulating food production and safety. It is headed by the Director of Agriculture, appointed by the Governor of Oregon
subject to senate confirmation
, advised by a board of ten members, also gubernatorial appointees. Through its nine divisions, it administers no fewer than 36 chapters of Oregon laws.
Established as the State Deparartment of Agriculture (SDA) in 1931 by an act of the Oregon Legislative Assembly
which consolidated a patchwork of state programs and bureaus.
Its legislatively adopted budget for the 2003-2005 biennium was $75.1 million.
The Department is under the direction and supervision of a Director of Agriculture, who is appointed by the Governor of Oregon
. The Director is assisted in managing the Department by a Deputy Director and two Assistant Directors.
State Board of Agriculture
The Oregon State Board of Agriculture advises the Director and the Department regarding the implementation, administration and enforcement of Department programs and the development of Department policies designed improve the agricultural industry in the State. The... Read More