North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner

Employer / Organization

North Dakota

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jan 02, 2022 - Sep 05, 2022


The North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner serves as the head of the multidivisional North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), a legislative state agency crucial to North Dakota’s economy. North Dakota oversees over 31,000 farmers within the state. The commissioner oversees all issues concerning and related to agriculture which range from animal health, to fertilizer, to licensing and pesticide usage. The Commissioner also serves as a member of the North Dakota Industrial Commission. The commissioner serves a four-year term with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of this position is estimated at $99,435.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including: certification of nomination, affidavit of candidacy, nominating petitions if you are running as an independent and the appropriate campaign finance forms. File these papers with the appropriate filing officer. If you plan to run for a partisan position please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to the North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections. The amount of signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independent candidates is the 64th day before the general election in November (if the 64th day before the general election falls on Labor Day, the deadline will be the following business day). Candidates may not circulate petitions earlier than 150 days from when they are due. The North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Division of Elections can be reached at (701) 328-4146. Additionally, the North Dakota Elections Calendar can be found here: