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AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION

BOARD: Board of Agriculture and Conservation

BOARD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 002

DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

AUTHORITY: AS 03.09.010

STATUS: Active

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REQUIREMENTS: Financial Disclosure

PROHIBITIONS: While serving on this board, a board member, or an immediate family member of the board member who shares the same household and financial resources with that board member, may not obtain a lease, permit, installment contract, or loan or purchase land under AS 03.10 or under AS 38.05, or have an existing lease, permit, installment contract, or loan under AS 03.10 or under AS 38.05 modified or restructured. Notwithstanding AS 39.52.150(a), an immediate family member who does not share the same household and financial resources with the board member may obtain a lease, permit, installment contract, or loan or purchase land under AS 03.10 or under AS 38.05 or have an existing lease, permit, installment contract, or loan under AS 03.10 or under AS 38.05 modified or restructured. Notwithstanding AS 39.52.150(a), a person may be appointed to the board even though, at the time of appointment, that person, or an immediate family member, has a lease, permit, installment contract, or loan under AS 03.10 or AS 38.05. However, that person may not take or withhold any official action that affects the lease, permit, installment contract, or loan of that person or an immediate family member who shares the same household and financial resources with that person. If a person with a lease, permit, installment contract, or loan under AS 03.10 or AS 38.05 is appointed by the board, failure by that person to abide by all the terms and conditions of the lease, permit, installment contract, or loan may be a basis for removal.

TERM: 3 years

DESCRIPTION: 7 members appointed by Governor - 1 with general business or financial experience; 1 member of a statewide agricultural promotion organization; 1 member of a soil and water conservation district who is also engaged in commercial production agriculture; 4 members engaged in commercial production agriculture, each representing a different agricultural enterprise from the others, such as: livestock production, dairy, vegetable production, grain production, horticultural production, and greenhouse and hydroponic production.

FUNCTION: Board duties include: authorize the disposal of agricultural land acquired by the agricultural revolving loan fund; approve and administer agricultural loans; adopt regulations; consult with the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources about the classification and disposal of agricultural lands; and submit recommendations for the appointment of a director of agriculture to the Commissioner.

CHAIR: Elected

SPECIAL FACTS: This board was formerly known as the Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund Board. The Board was restructured through Chapter 81, SLA 2000.

COMPENSATION: Standard Travel and Per Diem.

MEETINGS: Minimum of 8 official meetings per year.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Franci Havemeister
Director
DNR, Division of Agriculture
1800 Glenn Highway, Suite 12
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907) 745-7200, FAX: (907) 745-7112

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