Peder Kjeseth, Director
Appointed January 2019

Peder Kjeseth has served as Director of Government Relations since January 2019.

The Government Relations office provides an essential link between the MDA and the state legislature, working with the Governor's Office, legislators, and department staff to shape and monitor agricultural policy. The Government Relations office and the Commissioner work to implement policy working groups created by the legislature, providing legislative recommendations on a wide variety of agricultural issues, such as renewable energy, animal husbandry and pesticide use.


Walz-Flanagan Biennial Budget


Legislative Reports

Permanent Legislative Reports

Limited-time Legislative Reports

One-time Legislative Report

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Report (Joint with MDA)


Boards, Councils & Task Forces