Kings County Will Soon Have a New Ag Commissioner
Jimmy Hook to Serve as Our Next Ag Commissioner
Kings County will soon have a new Agricultural Commissioner. Mr. Jimmy Hook was raised in Corcoran, California where his experience with Agriculture started at a very early age from participation in Future Farmers of America and 4-H programs and working in farming operations.
Mr. Hook graduated from Corcoran High School before graduating with Bachelors of Science from Fresno State, and later a Masters of Public Administration from National University. He started his career in the Agricultural Commissioner-Sealer system with the Kings County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards in 2007 as an Agricultural & Standards Aide, and soon promoted to an Agricultural & Standards Inspector, and then promoted to a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner-Sealer. As a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner-Sealer, he obtained the necessary licensing and experience to qualify to become the Agricultural Commissioner-Sealer.
The department currently has a total staff of 25 positions and a budget of over $2.7 Million. As a lifelong resident of Kings County, Jimmy Hook looks forward to serving the residents of Kings County. Mr. Hook stated, "As the next Agricultural Commissioner-Sealer, I am looking forward to representing the County, being protective of our agriculture industry and the citizens of Kings County by adhering to the Department’s mission of assuring that equity prevails in the marketplace on the Sealer side, and promoting and protecting agriculture on the Commissioner side."
For more information, please contact Rebecca Campbell, Assistant County Administrative Officer, at (559) 852-2379.