Minister of Agriculture and Food Bård Hoksrud (Progress Party)
The Minister of Agriculture and Food is responsible for implementing the Government's policy concerning agriculture and food.
31.08.2018 - Minister of Agriculture and Food
16.10.2013 - 5.6.2015 State Secretary at The Ministry of Transport and Communications
2017 - 2021 Representative No. 3 for Telemark Progress Party.
2013 - 2017 Representative No. 3 for Telemark Progress Party.
2009 - 2013 Representative No. 2 for Telemark Progress Party.
2005 - 2009 Representative No. 2 for Telemark Progress Party.
2001 - 2005 Deputy Representative No. 1 for Telemark Progress Party.
1997 - 2001 Deputy Representative No. 3 for Telemark Progress Party.
Membership in Parliamentary Committees
Member, Election Committee, 08.10.2013 - 16.10.2013
Personal Deputy Member, The Preparatory Endorsement Committee, 20.06.2013 - 30.09.2013
Second Vice Chairman, Transport and Communications Committee, 20.10.2009 - 30.09.2013
Member, Election Committee, 08.10.2009 - 30.09.2013
Personal Deputy Member, The Preparatory Endorsement Committee, 16.06.2009 - 30.09.2009
Member, Transport and Communications Committee, 19.10.2005 - 30.09.2009
Member, Election Committee, 10.10.2005 - 30.09.2009
Membership in delegations
Personal Deputy Member, The Parliamentary Delegation to The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE's) Parliamentary gathering, 04.11.2009 - 30.09.2013
Delegate, the UN General Assembly, 01.10.2007 - 16.10.2013
Membership in steering committees
Member of the Steering Committee, The Progress Party, 07.10.2009 - 30.09.2011
Member of the Steering Committee, The Progress Party, 05.10.2005 - 30.09.2009
1991-1992 Advanced Education 1 and 2 commercial studies, marketing
1990 GK commercial studies and retail, store management
Professional work experience
1997-1998 Shop Manager of Spar Vestskogen
1994-1996 Assistant Shop Manager of ICA Haugtun AS
1987-1993 Shop Assistant at Vi-To Matsenter
Local government politics
Member Bamble Municipal Council 1991-1995, 1995-1999, 1999-2003, 2003-2007, 2007-2011
County Administration activities
Deputy Member The County Executive Board, Telemark 1999-2003, 2003-2007
2007- Chairman The Appeals Committee, Bamble
2004- Member of the General Meeting of Sparebankstiftelsen DNB NOR
2003-2005 Chairman of The Infrastructure Committee, Telemark
2000-2005 Member of the National Executive of The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities
1999-2003 Chairman The County Executive Board, Telemark
1999-2000 Member of the Board of Skiensfjordens kommunale kraftselskap
1995-2003 Chairman of The Appeals Committee, Bamble
1995-2003 Chairman of The Health and Care Committee, Bamble
Post in political parties
2010 - Member of The Progress Party's Central Committee
2002-2005 District Secretary BTV The Progress Party
2001-2002 Municipal Policy Advisor, The Progress Party
2001 Political Advisor, The Progress Party's Parliamentary Group
1999-2002 Member The Progress Party's Central Committee , from 2010
1999-2002 Chairman The Progress Party Youth Group
1998-1999 Organisation Secretary The Progress Party
1996-1999 Member The Progress Party Youth Groups Central Committee
1996 Chairman Telemark Progress Party Youth Group
1990-1996 Various posts, Bamble Progress Party
1989-1995 Various posts, Telemark Progress Party Youth Group,
Andre administrative posts
2004- Member of the Board of Directors of H&H Eiendom AS