Agriculture, Department of

Agency Website

Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 22-1

Agency History

1866, Chapter 45 (Public Acts)

Connecticut State Board of Agriculture established

1925, Chapter 111 (Public Acts)

Replaced by Commissioner of Agriculture and Department of Agriculture

1947, Public Act 47-401

Department of Farms and Markets formed by consolidating the following:

Department of Agriculture
Commissioner of Domestic Animals
Farm Coordinator
Dairy and Food Commissioner (dairy industry section)

1953, Public Act 53-407

Department of Farms and Markets is replaced by the Department of Agriculture

1959, Public Act 59-637

Name is changed to Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

1961, Public Act 61-67

Name changed to Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources

1971, Public Act 71-872

Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources was split into the Department of Agriculture and the new Department of Environmental Protection

Published Histories/Articles

Jenkins, E. H. A History of Connecticut Agriculture. New Haven, Conn.: Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 1924. pp. 358-361. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc Ag88nh hico]

Archived Department of Agriculture website as harvested by the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Digital Archive.

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual or Biennial Reports are located in:

1867-1925, [CSL Call Number ConnDoc Ag82 ar]

1926-1942, Public Documents of the State of Connecticut.

1947-2001, Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40]
2002-, online version

State Archives Record Group: RG 098

List of Agency Heads

Name

Years of Service

Gov. J. R. Hawley

1866-1867

Gov. James E. English

1867-1869

Gov. Marshall Jewell

1869-1870

Gov. James E. English

1870-1871

Gov. Marshall Jewell

1871-1872

Gov. Charles R. Ingersoll

1873-1877

Gov. Richard D. Hubbard

1877-1879

Gov. Charles B. Andrews

1879-1881

Gov. Hobart B. Bigelow

1881-1883

Gov. Thomas M. Waller

1883-1885

Gov. Henry B. Harrison

1885-1887

Gov. Phineas C. Lounsbury

1887-1889

Gov. Morgan G. Bulkeley

1889-1893

Gov. Luzon B. Morris

1893-1895

Gov. Vincent Coffin

1895-1897

Gov. Lorrin A. Cooke

1897-1899

Gov. George E. Lounsbury

1899-1901

Gov. George P. McLean

1901-1903

Gov. Abiram Chamberlain

1903-1905

Gov. Henry Roberts

1905-1907

Gov. Rollin S. Woodruff

1907-1909

Gov. George L. Lilley

1909

Gov. Frank B. Weeks

1909-1911

Gov. Simeon E. Baldwin

1911-1915

Gov. Marcus H. Holcomb

1915-1921

Gov. Everett J. Lake

1921-1923

Gov. Charles A. Templeton

1923-1925

Gov. Hiram Bingham

1925

Gov. John H. Trumbull

1925

Philo T. Platt, 1st Commissioner

1925-1927

Leonard Holmes Healey

1927-1928

S. McLean Buckingham

1928-1932

Olcott F. King

1932-1944

Frank H. Peet

1944-1946

John Christensen

1946-1954

Joseph N. Gill

1954-1970

John T. Macdonald

1970-1973

Fenton P. Futtner

1973-1974

George M. Wilber

1974-1977

Leonard E. Krogh

1977-1982

H. Earl Waterman

1982-1983

Kenneth B. Andersen

1983-1990

John J.C. Herndon

1990-1991

John R.H. Blum

1991-1995

Shirley Ferris

1995-2002

Bruce H. Gresczyk (Acting)

2002-2003

Bruce H. Gresczyk

2003-4/15/2005

F. Philip Prelli

2005-2011

Steven K. Reviczky 2011-present