Minister of Agriculture and Food Lars Peder Brekk ( Cent )


Born: 1955

The Minister of Agriculture and Food is in charge of Norwegian food policy and agricultural policy. This includes land administration, agriculture and forestry, animal husbandry, reindeer husbandry and the development of new agriculture-based ventures.

Political offices
2008-        Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Jens Stoltenberg’s second Government
2008-        Acting Leader, Centre Party
2007-2008 Parliamentary Leader of the Centre Party in the Storting
2005-2007 Deputy Parliamentary Leader of the Centre Party in the Storting
2005-2009 Member no. 3 of the Storting, representing Nord-Trøndelag
2003-        First Deputy Chairman, Centre Party central party organisation
2001-2005 Deputy Member no. 1 of the Storting, representing Nord-Trøndelag
2000         Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Fisheries
1997-1999 Deputy Mayor, Vikna Municipality
1993-1997 Deputy Member no. 1 of the Storting, representing Nord-Trøndelag
1993-1997 First Deputy Chairman, Centre Party central party organisation
1992-1997 Mayor, Vikna Municipality
1989-1993 Deputy Member no. 4 of the Storting, representing Nord-Trøndelag
1985-1986 Political Adviser, Ministry of Fisheries

Membership of Storting Standing Committees and delegations
2007-2008 Member of the Enlarged Foreign Affairs Committee
2007-2008 Member of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs 
2007-2008 Member of the Election Committee
2005-2007 Chairman of the Standing Committee on Business and Industry
2005-2009 Deputy Member of the Storting delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Education 
1977-1982 Cand.oecon. degree (M. Sc. in Economics), University of Oslo, Department of Economics
1972-1975 Ytre Namdal Upper Secondary School (mathematics and natural sciences curriculum) 
1970-1972 Rørvik State Lower Secondary School
1962-1970 Rørvik School