AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS, AND FOOD
Commissioner of Agriculture, Markets, and Food
425:3 Commissioner; Compensation.
I. The commissioner of the department of agriculture, markets, and food shall be appointed by the governor, with the consent of the council, for a term of 5 years. Prior to the appointment of a commissioner, the governor and council shall receive and consider the recommendations of the agricultural advisory board as to such appointment. The commissioner of agriculture, markets, and food shall be qualified by reasons of professional competence, education, and experience.
II. The salary of the commissioner shall be as specified in RSA 94:1-a.
III. The commissioner of agriculture, markets, and food shall appoint one staff member who shall act in the commissioner's stead when the commissioner is absent from the state and at such other times as the commissioner shall direct.
Source. 1985, 72:1. 1995, 130:2, eff. July 23, 1995. 2007, 156:15, eff. Aug. 17, 2007.