Boards and Commissions

For updated information on meetings and agendas for our boards and commissions, please visit: http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/

American Dairy Association of South Dakota

Administrates the dairy check-off funds to promote the dairy industry.

American Dairy Association of South Dakota
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 40-31)

Contact information: Secretary Mike Jaspers
P: 605.773-4294
Other informational links:
http://www.midwestdairy.com
http://www.dairyinfo.com
http://www.usdec.org
http://www.3everyday.org/
http://www.midwestdairy.com/0t28p40/fuel-up-to-play-60

Animal Industry Board

Administers the following programs: Animal Health Maintenance; Market & Dealer Licensing & Bonding; Retail Store Meat Processors; Meat Inspection; Brucellosis & Pseudorabies Slaughter Surveillance Labs; Dead Animal Disposal; Rendering Facilities; Animal Importation; Inhumane Treatment of Animals; Non-domestic Animal Possession Permits.

Animal Industry Board
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 40-3)

Online: Animal Industry Board
Contact information: aibmail@state.sd.us
P: 605.773.3321

Brand Board

Responsible for issuing, recording and maintaining a record of livestock brands; and for the enforcement of laws pertaining to the ownership, transportation and sale of livestock in South Dakota.

Brand Board
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 40-18)

Online: Brand Board
Contact information: Debbie.Trapp@state.sd.us
P: 605.773.3324

Corn Utilization Council

Responsible for administering the corn check-off funds to promote the sale and use of corn.

Corn Utilization Council
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 38-32)

Online: Corn Utilization Council
Contact information: lisal@sdcorn.org
P: 605.334.0100

Pulse Crops Council

Administration of the check-offs on Lentils, Dry Peas, Chickpeas, & Lupines.

Pulse Crops Council
Statutory Authority (SD Codified Law 38-34)

Contact information: neuharth.david@gmail.com
P: 605.280.1680

Oilseeds Council 

Administration of the check-offs on sunflowers, flax, safflowers and canola.

Oilseeds Council
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 38-27)

Contact information: wheatinc@midco.net
P: 605.224.4418

Seed Certification Board

Official seed certifying agency for the state. It designates private entities to carry out necessary seed certification activities.

Seed Certification Board 
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 38-11)

Contact information: Neal Foster
P: 605.688.4606

SD Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

To protect the public by licensing qualified individuals to practice as veterinarians and veterinary technicians; and to ensure adherence to the governing statutes.

SD Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 36-12)

Online: SD Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Contact information: aibmail@state.sd.us
P: 605.773.3321

Soybean Research and Promotion Council

Promotional check-off group, responsible for promoting the purchase of soybean products through the soybean assessment.

Soybean Research and Promotion Council
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 38-29)

Online: Soybean Research and Promotion Council
Contact information: info@sdsoybean.org 
P: 605.330.9942

State Conservation Commission

Performs policy-making functions associated with the allocation of funds to participating districts.

Responsibilities
Members and Minutes
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 38-7)

Contact information: SDRCF@state.sd.us
P: 605.773.3623

State Fair Commission

Promotion and management of the State Fair and its property.

State Fair Commission
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 1-21)

Online: State Fair Commission
Contact information: Peggy.Besch@state.sd.us
P: 605.353.7340 or 800.529.0900

Value Added Finance Authority

Administers the Beginning Farmer Bonding Program.

Value Added Finance Authority
Board Member Bios
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 1-16E)

Contact information: Terri.LaBrie@state.sd.us
P: 605.773.5436

Weed and Pest Control Commission

Formulates and conducts a weed and pest program aimed at prevention, suppression and eradication of weeds and pests in South Dakota.

Weed and Pest Control Commission 
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 38-22)

Contact information: Brenda Sievers
P: 605.773.3796

Wheat Utilization Research and Marketing Development Commission

Responsible for administering the wheat check-off funds to promote the sale of wheat.

Wheat Utilization Research and Marketing Development Commission
Statutory Authority  (SD Codified Law 38-10)

Online: Wheat Utilization Research and Marketing Development Commission
Contact information: SDWheat@midco.net or renglund@midco.net
P: 605.773.4645