Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
- The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce abbreviates to MDAC. For all other references see MDAC
The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (also sometimes referred to as the MDAC) is a government department of Mississippi, headquartered in Jackson. MDAC regulates and promotes agricultural-related businesses within Mississippi. The Department of Agriculture and Commerce was created by the Mississippi Legislature in 1906.
The Commissioner of MDAC is an elected office. The position is contested every four years at the same time as the gubernatorial election.
Commissioners of Agriculture and Commerce, 1906–Present
- Henry Edward Blakeslee, 1906–1916
- Peter Parley Garner, 1916–1928
- J.C. Holton, 1928–1940
- Silas Edward "Si" Corley, 1940–1968
- Jim Buck Ross, 1968–1996
- Lester Spell, 1996–2012
- Cindy Hyde-Smith, 2012–2018
- Andy Gipson, 2018–present
- "Home." Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. Retrieved on July 25, 2010.
- Brian Wilson: Agriculture and Commerce, Commissioner of. In: Ted Ownby, Charles Reagan Wilson (Hrsg.): The Mississippi Encyclopedia. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson 2017, p. 19.
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