Administer state agricultural programs.
What does an Agricultural Services Director do?
Administers state agricultural program: Develops and coordinates programs for producing and marketing commodities, such as livestock, grain, dairy products, and produce. Interprets and enforces laws, rules, and regulations governing agricultural commodities. Directs programs, such as weights and measures, inspection of grain and livestock facilities, and processing, packaging, and distribution of agricultural products to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Conducts hearings to determine violations and penalties. Represents agency at meetings, conventions, and other forums to promote program objectives. Prepares and releases reports, studies, and other publications relating to marketing trends and program accomplishments. Develops and directs training program for staff personnel.