Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced that Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson will retire at the end of April.
Johnson was Haslam’s first commissioner appointment and has led the department since 2011.
“I want to thank Julius for his incredible leadership and service to the state as commissioner of the Department of Agriculture. He has been a champion for the agriculture industry, the largest industry in Tennessee, and a tremendous asset to our administration who will be missed,” Haslam said.
Johnson joined the administration after spending 37 years with the Tennessee Farm Bureau.
His last day will be April 29.