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Pulse Crop Council | South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Pulse Crops Council

Authorization: Chapter 38-34 of the South Dakota Codified Laws (SDCL 38-34)
Activities: The council shall promote the development, marketing, processing, and production of pulse crops in South Dakota. In the administration of this chapter, the council may:
             (1)      Contract and cooperate with any person or with any governmental department or agency for research, education, promotion, and transportation;
             (2)      Expend the funds collected pursuant to this chapter and appropriated for its administration;
             (3)      Appoint, discharge, fix compensation for, and prescribe the duties of personnel as necessary, subject to approval of the secretary;
             (4)      Accept donations of funds, property, services, or other assistance from public or private sources for the purpose of furthering the objectives of the council.

Organization: South Dakota Pulse Crops Council--Initial appointment of members. The South Dakota Pulse Crops Council is composed of five members who are participating growers of dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, or lupines. The secretary shall make the initial appointments to the council and the secretary or a designee may serve as a nonvoting ex officio member. Initial appointments to the council shall include five participating growers, including a dry pea grower, a chickpea grower, a lentil or lupine grower, and two at-large pulse producers. If no grower representing one of these crops is available or willing to serve, then another at-large grower shall be appointed.

Composition:The South Dakota Pulse Crops Council is composed of five members who are participating growers of dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, or lupines. The secretary shall make the initial appointments to the council and the secretary or a designee may serve as a nonvoting ex officio member. Initial appointments to the council shall include five participating growers, including a dry pea grower, a chickpea grower, a lentil or lupine grower, and two at-large pulse producers. If no grower representing one of these crops is available or willing to serve, then another at-large grower shall be appointed.

Term of Appointment:  The term of the members of the council is three years. However, the initial appointments shall be for staggered terms. Succeeding council members shall be nominated by participating growers and appointed by the secretary of agriculture. No council member may serve more than four consecutive terms. If a member ceases to be a participating grower, the secretary shall declare the member's office vacant, and the secretary shall appoint a successor for the balance of the term of the office vacated.

Members

Brad Karlen
PO Box 1343
Reliance, SD 57569
(Vice Chairman)

David Neuharth
21369 261st Ave
Fort Pierre, SD 57532
(Chairman)

Raymond Roghair
24051 261th Ave
Okaton, SD 57562

Kent Kinkler
19505 HWY 83
Onida, SD  57564

Terry Ness
29971 204th St
Pierre, SD 57501
(Secretary/Treasurer)

SD Department of Agriculture
Kyle Holt
SD Department of Agriculture
523 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3182
P: 605.773.5425

 

Pulse Crop Council Board Meeting Minutes:

October, 3, 2016

August 29, 2016

April 28, 2016

February 16, 2016

December 29, 2015

November 30, 2015

August 12, 2015

Newsletters:

April 2016