Boards & Organizations
The formation of the first Board of Agriculture was authorized by the Virginia General Assembly on March 5, 1888. Today’s Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services consists of citizens and practicing farmers from each Virginia congressional district and two pesticide-industry professionals. Board members are appointed by the Governor for a four-year term. The presidents of Virginia State University and Virginia Tech are ex officio members of the board.
The requirements, powers and duties of the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services are established in the Code of Virginia.
James S. Huffard, III
The board holds four regular business meetings each year. With the exception of the summer meeting, which is usually held in a different region of the Commonwealth, meetings are conducted in the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. Additional meetings required for public hearings, planning and new member orientation are held as needed. Public hearings are normally held in conjunction with regular business meetings. Please see Virginia’s Regulatory Town Hall for more information.
Secretary of the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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