Horticulture Commission

Name Horticulture Commission
Contact Person Mr. Tad N. Hardy - Director of Horticulture and Quarantine Programs, Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Mailing Address Post Office Box 3596
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3596
Phone Number 225-952-8100
Fax Number 225-925-3760
Board Email horticulture@ldaf.state.la.us
Website http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/aeshqp
Legal Authority RS 3:3801 - 3816
Year Created 1950
Organizational Placement Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF)
Purpose/Function License/permit/regulate persons engaged in horticultural businesses. Individuals licensed, through examination, for the following professions: Landscape Architect, Landscape Horticulturist, Landscape Irrigation Contractor, Arborist, Utility Arborist, Retail Florist, and Wholesale Florist. Occupations permitted are Nursery Stock Dealer, Cut Flower Dealer. Governs qualifications and practices, holds hearings, conducts investigations, prevents fraudulent practices, encourages continuing education.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 13
Number Currently Serving: 12
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 3
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $40      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $424
  Current year budgeted: $0
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: LDAF
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
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