Wheat Utilization Research and Marketing Development Commission | South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Wheat Utilization Research and Marketing Development Commission

Authorization: Chapter 38-10 of the South Dakota Codified Laws (SDCL 38-10)

Activities: Provide for utilization, research and market development of wheat grown in South Dakota.

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

Composition: Five members appointed by Governor who:

  1. Are landowning residents of South Dakota;
  2. Are at least twenty-five years of age and residents of South Dakota;
  3. Have been actually engaged in growing wheat in this state for a period of at least five years;
  4. Derive a substantial portion of their income from growing wheat; and
  5. Are participating growers.

Two East River members; two West River members, and one member at large.

Ex officio, nonvoting members: South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, Dean of Agriculture at South Dakota State University, and the president of the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association.

Term of Appointment: Three years, no more than four consecutive terms.


East River
Darrell Davis
12434 357th Avenue
Ipswich, SD 57451
P: 605.426.6586

Laird Larson
43445 171st Street
Clark, SD 57225
P: 605.532.5557

West River
Steve Halverson
118 Terri Lane
Pierre, SD 57501
P: 605.224.6334

William Ferguson
30394 266th Street
Witten, SD 57584
P: 605.879.2505

At Large
Chet Edinger
1524 Lakeview Lane
Mitchell, SD 57301
P: 605.996.0667