This is the final week for Box Elder resident LuAnn Adams as Utah’s Agriculture Commissioner

LuAnn Adams, the first female Agriculture Commissioner in Utah history, has announced her retirement. This will be her last week after more than five years on the job.

“People have treated me well and I don’t feel that because I’m a woman it’s been any different than a man,” says Adams. “I’m proud of what I’ve done and the associations that I’ve made with people, those kind of memories you’ll never forget. I’ve made friends clear across the state.”

Adams, who lives in Box Elder County, was a county commissioner and spent 16 years as county clerk, recorder and surveyor before joining Governor Gary Herbert’s cabinet.

“I am grateful to Commissioner Adams for her dedicated service to my administration and the people of Utah,” said Herbert. “She leaves a great legacy in her service to Utah’s agriculture producers. Her subject matter expertise and commitment to the state will be greatly missed.”

Adams said her experience in county government served her well in her state-wide responsibility.

“We re-did all of the agriculture code and we changed a lot of rules. I had experience in an office and that definitely helped me,”  said Adams.

She said her husband and two sons run the family cattle ranch at Promontory and she is looking forward to more time riding horses with grandkids.

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1 Comment

  • Luann Adams April 9, 2019 at 1:58 pm Reply

    Dear LuAnn,

    Well, it’s almost as if I’ve grown to know you as a friend, having received your Google updates for several years now. It was part of a “watchdog” feature of my internet service, to let me know if something was posted online about me ~ Luann Adams in Michigan. So it searched far and wide and found you! It also found a LuAnn Adams who is a professional story teller in NYC. We are indeed an elite group!

    It’s been fun to receive updates on your doin’s there in Utah as commissioner, and I’ve been increasingly impressed and respectful of your profession, and of your work. I’ll miss hearing about your work, LuAnn! May God’s richest blessings rest on you and your family as you enjoy your ranch and your grandchildren!

    Luann Adams (in Michigan)

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