Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

The Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry is a member of the Virginia Governor's Cabinet. The office is currently held by Bettina Ring.

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry
Bettina Ring

since September 12, 2016 (2016-09-12)
StyleMr. Secretary
Member ofVirginia Governor's Cabinet
NominatorThe Governor
AppointerThe Governor with advise and consent from the Senate and House
Term length4 years
Inaugural holderRobert Bloxom


The Virginia Secretariat of Agriculture and Forestry was created in 2004. It oversees the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Virginia Department of Forestry. Governor Mark Warner appointed former Delegate Robert Bloxom as the first secretary.

List of Secretaries of AgricultureEdit

No. Name Took Office Left Office Governor(s)
1 Robert Bloxom January 3, 2005 January 16, 2010 Mark Warner
Tim Kaine
2 Todd Haymore January 16, 2010 September 12, 2016 Bob McDonnell
Terry McAuliffe
3 Basil Gooden September 12, 2016 January 13, 2018
4 Bettina Ring January 13, 2018 present Ralph Northam


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