Steven K. Reviczky was named commissioner of agriculture by Governor Dannel P. Malloy in January 2011. In announcing his selection, Governor Malloy described Steve as well known and well respected in Connecticut's agriculture community, and stated that “his leadership at the Department of Agriculture will be invaluable to thousands of family farms across our state." In his first year leading the agency, Commissioner Reviczky has focused on opportunities to create jobs and strengthen the state’s agricultural economy. He also directed one of the most successive agricultural legislative agendas in the agency’s history.
Steve is a Connecticut native and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy and government from Eastern Connecticut State University. From 2006 until his 2011 appointment as commissioner, he served as the executive director of the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the association and was directly engaged with state and local officials and Congress, advocating on matters important to Connecticut’s farmers. From 1998 to 2006, Steve was a property agent with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s Farmland Preservation Program, where he worked to identify and protect the state’s prime and important agricultural soils. Prior, he served for nine years in various capacities at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, supporting state parks, forests, fisheries, and wildlife management areas, and worked for five years at the state Capitol as a special legislative assistant to the secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, clerk of the Public Safety Committee, and assistant clerk of the Education Committee. In 1985, while still a student at the University of Connecticut, he was elected Ashford’s first selectman, becoming one of the youngest chief elected officials in the state.