Authorization:
Chapter 1-16E of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Activities:
Administer the beginning farmer bond program and make annual recommendations to the Legislature and Governor on programs to develop and promote agricultural processing activity in South Dakota, including the initial or subsequent production, use, or processing of any form of agricultural commodity, product, or by-product. Goal is to facilitate the retention of agricultural commodities and products in this state for the maximum feasible time span during the life cycle, use, or consumption of the commodity or product.
Organization:
Department of Agriculture
Composition:
Seven members appointed by the Governor. No more than four members may be of the same political party. Initial appointments: four members to four-year terms; three members to two-year terms.
Term of Appointment:
Terms shall expire on October 30 on the third year of appointment. No term limit

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