A tractor in a cropland.
Photo: Erik Köpmans

The County Administrative Board works to develop agribusiness within the county. A viable farming industry is the basis for an open agricultural landscape and a prosperous countryside. Our commission includes agricultural policy, EU aid and protection of the environment and cultural landscape.

Our main task is to promote sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly agriculture through the agricultural policy of Sweden and the EU. This means that we have to convey a substantial amount of information and advice to the county farmers.

We accept applications for EU aid, administer, inspect and make decisions in accordance with the EU regulations.  

Other areas of work include the application for acquisition of land and forest in rural areas, monitoring of the county bee-keeping, and training for the authorization to use pesticides.