Weed and Pest Control Commission | South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Weed and Pest Control Commission

Authorization: Chapter 38-22 of the South Dakota Codified Laws (SDCL 38-22)

Activities: Prevention, suppression, control and eradication of dangerous or noxious weeds.

Organization: Administered under the Department and the Secretary of Agriculture. Commission retains quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative, advisory, nonadministrative and special budgetary functions.

Composition: Consists of the following members:

  1. Secretary of Agriculture or his designee (non-voting member);
  2. Dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences of SDSU or his designee (non-voting memeber);
  3. Secretary of Transportation or his designee;
  4. Secretary of Game, Fish and Parks or his designee;
  5. Commissioner of School and Public Lands or his designee;
  6. Member of the State Association of County Commissions; and
  7. Five members appointed by the Governor.

Governor's appointees shall be selected from a list of nominees presented by the State Association of County Weed and Pest Boards from districts.

Term of Appointment: Four years.


District 1
Ronald Thyen
45142 183rd Street
Hayti, SD 57241
P: 605.783.3317

District 2
Floyd Muntefering
40172 274th Street
Parkston, SD 57366
P: 605.928.7229

District 3
Lynn Deibert
10936 301st Ave.
Herreid, SD 57632
P: 605.437.2738

District 4
Duane Buckmeier
16602 Peggy Creek Rd
Prairie City, SD 57649
P: 605.244.5433

Member at Large
Craig Magedanz
47930 172nd St.
Clear Lake, SD 57226
P: 605.874.2923

Secretary of Agriculture
Mike Jaspers
523 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
P: 605.773.5425

Dr. Barry Dunn
Ag Hall, SDSU
Brookings, SD 57007
P: 605.688.4148

Secretary of Transportation
Darin Bergquist
700 E. Broadway
Pierre, SD 57501
P: 605.773.3265

Secretary of Game, Fish & Parks
Paul Coughlin (GF&P Designee)
523 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
P: 605.773.3718

Commissioner School/Public Lands
Ryan Brunner
500 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
P: 605.773.3303

Association of County Commissioners
Neil Von Eschen
39734 296th St.
Wagner, SD 57380
P: 605.481.8770