A new senior civil servant for the ministry of Agriculture has been appointed.
Rick Burton is the new deputy minister of Agriculture.
He takes over from Alanna Koch, who has been named deputy minister to the Premier.
Burton has been the ministry of Agriculture’s assistant Deputy minister of policy since October, 2013.
Burton has spent more than 25 years in various positions in the Agriculture ministry, including director of crop development policy.
Burton has a masters in business administration and a bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics.