Department of Agriculture

Supporting Arkansas farmers and ranchers while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of Arkansas, the nation, and across the globe

Arkansas Department of Agriculture Executive Staff

Arkansas Agriculture Secretary
Wes Ward

Deputy Agriculture Secretary
Cynthia Edwards

State Forester
Joe Fox

Arkansas State Plant Board Director

Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission Director
Patrick Fisk

Chief Fiscal Officer
Inoussa Zaki

Human Resources Administrator
Paula Jones

Director of Marketing and Communications
Amy Lyman

Supporting, Protecting, and Growing Arkansas Agriculture and Forestry
Contact Us
1 Natural Resources Dr.
Little Rock, AR
(501) 225-1598