Minister of Agriculture and Food Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (Centre Party)

Born: 1978

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.

Storting committees
2009- Member, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence and member, Enlarged Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence
2009- Member, Election Committee 

2008 Member, Standing Committee on Health and Care Services
2008-2009 First Vice Chair, Standing Committee on Health and Care Services
2005-2009 Member, Election Committee
2005-2008 Member, Standing Committee on Local Government and Public Administration 

2005- Member of the Storting for Hedmark  County

Parliamentary delegations
2009- Member, Delegation for Relations with the European Parliament and member, European Consultative Committee

 2005-2009 Personal Substitute Member, Delegation to the Assembly of the Western European Union 

Other positions in the Storting
2009- Chair, Centre Party Group Steering Committee2008-2009 Vice Chair, Centre Party Group Steering Committee
2005-2008 First substitute member, Centre Party Group Steering Committee 

Public appointments
1999-2003 Member, Education Committee, Hedmark 
2003-2005 Chair, Political Committee, Hedmark
From 2006 Member of the Contact Committee for Immigrants and the Authorities 

Appointments in organisations
1993-1999 Youth Leader, Church of Norway
1999-2000 Deputy Board Member, People and Defence 
2002-2004 Board Member and Chair, Week against Drugs 
2005-2007 Board Member, No to Nuclear Arms
2005-2007 Board Member, No to EU
2007-2009 Board Member, Parish Sisters’ Home  

Political appointments
1993-2004 Various appointments in Centre Party Youth
1996-1998 Board Member, Centre Party, Stanger
1998-2000 Board Member, Centre Party, Hedmark
2000-2004 Member, National Committee, Centre Party
2002-2004 Leader, Centre Party Youth's National League
2002-2004 Member, Executive Committee, Centre Party
From 2009 Deputy Leader of the Centre Party 

Other positions
1999-2005 Member, Hedmark County Council 

Education and work experience
1994-1995 Jønsberg Agricultural College, foundation course
1995-1996 Tomb Agricultural College, VK1 Natural Resource Management
1996-1997 Jønsberg Agricultural College, VK2 Natural Resource Management
1997-1998 Hedmark University College, science subjects
1999-2002 Sociology foundation course, political science foundation and intermediate courses, bachelor’s degree at the University of Oslo 

Farming on family farm
2004-2005 Organisation consultant in the Centre Party