Authorization: Chapter 40-31 of the South Dakota Codified Laws (SDCL 40-31)
Activities: Promotes the dairy industry and products in the state.
Organization: Administered under the Department of Agriculture. Association retains quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative, advisory, non-administrative and special budgetary functions.
Composition: Seven members, five appointed by the Governor as follows:
- Three producers selected from a list submitted by any statewide non-profit dairy organization incorporated under state law; and,
- Two processors selected from a list submitted by the South Dakota Dairy Association.
No member may be engaged in the production or distribution of butter substitutes. Ex officio members are: Secretary of Agriculture or his designee; head of the Dairy Science Department at SDSU; and the State Executive Member of the American Dairy Association.
Term of Appointment: Producer members appointed for three years; Processor members serve for two years.
48127 Hwy. 42
P: 605.351.6631 (c)
P: 605.334.0033 (w)
17631 460th Ave
Watertown, SD 57021
P: 605.866.5967 (h)
21242 461st Avenue
Volga, SD 57071
Jarrod D. Otta
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
P: 605.336.1958 (w)
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Brookings, SD 57006
P: 605.692.9122 (h)
South Dakota Dept. of Agriculture
523 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Dr. Vikram V. Mistry
Professor, Dairy Science Dept.
Dairy Microbiology 111B, Box 2107
Brookings, SD 57007
P: 605.688.5731 (w)
Executive Member of American Dairy Ass'n.