Boards & Commissions

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is responsible for the administration of several Boards and Commissions. Board and Commission members are asked to contribute their time and expertise to assist these entities in achieving important statutory goals on behalf of Maine citizens. Commissioner Beal is committed to appointing qualified, committed individuals and encourages interested parties to review the array of Boards and Commissions below.

Every Board and Commission is unique. Specific appointment authority and qualifications are dictated in statue.

You may apply for, or nominate an individual to, a Board or Commission at any time, regardless of whether there is a current vacancy, as vacancies may occur periodically throughout the year.

Current details regarding Boards and Commissions are available to view on at the Secretary of State's interactive online search.

Current Boards and Commissions

Board Name Resource  SOS # Appointment By
Allagash Wilderness Waterway Commission Statute 5140 Governor
Animal Welfare Advisory Council Statute 5001 Governor
Arborist Advisory Council Statute 5112 Commissioner
Board of Agriculture Statute 602 Commissioner/President UMO/Chancellor UMA
Board of Pesticides Control Statute O26 Governor
Integrated Pest Management Council Statute 566 Jointly by Commissioner/Director of UM Coop Ext
Land for Maine's Future Board Statute 113 Governor
Maine Agriculture Bargaining Board Statute O20 Governor
Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Council Statute 5145 Commissioner/DACF AND DOE
Maine Agriculture Water Management Board Statute 5136 Governor/Commissioner/DACF/DEP
Maine Land Use Planning Commission Statute O61 Governor/Legislature
Maine Milk Commission Statute O15 Governor/Commissioner/Legislature
Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund Board Statute 585 Governor
Maine Potato Board Statute 5190 Maine Potato Board
Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission 327 Governor
Nutrient Management Review Board Statute 5073 Governor/Commissioner/DACF/DEP
PFAS Fund Advisory Committee Statute 6160 Legislature, Commissioners of DACF/DEP/DHHS, and President of UMaine
Pull Events Commission Statute 303 See Seats
Seed Potato Board Statute 5176 Commissioner/Maine Potato Board
St. Croix International Waterway Commission Statute 497 Governor
State Harness Racing Commission Statute O17 Governor
Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine Statute 294 Commissioner