Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed an executive order this week that consolidates the functions of the State Agriculture Agencies.
Brownback’s move creates within the Ag Department the Animal Health Division which will now include the Animal Health Department and the Livestock Commissioner. The new division will be headed by the Animal Health Commissioner.
Brownback – a former State Ag Secretary himself – also transferred the State Conservation Commission and its Executive Director to the Agriculture Department.
The final move puts the Agriculture Products Development Division in the Department of Commerce and renames it the Marketing and Promotions Program.
The executive order goes into effect July 1st.