Seed Certification Board | South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Seed Certification Board

Authorization: Chapter 38-11 of the South Dakota Codified Laws (SDCL 38-11)

Activities: The State Seed Certification Board may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to regulate the production, processing and distribution of certified seed and to establish standards for certified seed. The term, seed, as used in this section includes all propagating materials.

Organization: Administered under the direction and supervision of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at South Dakota State University and the dean of the college, but shall retain the quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative, advisory, other nonadministrative and special budgetary functions.

Composition: Five members who are electors of the state appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture:

  1. Two shall be recommended for appointment by the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association
  2. One shall be a representative of the State Department of Agriculture
  3. Two shall be recommended by the dean of agriculture at South Dakota State University

The members of the board shall be appointed so as to represent all areas of the state.

Term of Appointment: Three years.


Neal Foster
SDSU, PO Box 2201
Brookings, SD 57007
P: 605.688.4606

Steve Kuecker-Vice President
14762 438th Ave
Webster, SD 57274-6027

Brenda Sievers
SD Department of Agriculture
523 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3182
P: 605.773.3796

Jack Ingemansen-President
SDSU, PO Box 2201
Brookings, SD 57007
P: 605.688.5418


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