Jacqueline Moody-Czub became Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets in April 2013. In this capacity, Ms. Moody-Czub is responsible for overseeing the Department's Divisions of Plant Industry, Soil and Water, Animal Industry and Agricultural Business Development. Under her direction, the divisions implement programs to detect and prevent the spread of plant disease and non-indigenous invasive species, assure properly labeled agricultural inputs, provide technical assistance to farmers on environmental plans and projects, control and eradicate disease in livestock/poultry and provide business and marketing support for New York State agricultural and food products. Ms. Moody-Czub is also responsible for issues related to New York's equine and wine/grape industries. Prior to her current position, Ms. Moody-Czub served as Assistant Secretary for Agriculture in the Executive Chamber.
Ms. Moody-Czub has over 13 years of government service with a history of serving as executive staff at the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Executive Chamber. She also operated as a private consultant for 10 years specializing in agriculture, environmental and land use issues and projects.
Ms. Moody-Czub is a graduate of the University of Delaware and holds a bachelors degree in Agricultural Business Management. Ms. Moody-Czub and her husband Jim have two children and live in Schaghticoke, New York on the family owned and operated WestWind Farms, a 1400 acre corn and soybean farm.