Authorization:
Chapter 38-11 of the South Dakota Codified Law
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:
The Seed Certification Board shall be 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, as defined in ยง 1-32-1, otherwise vested in it and shall exercise those functions independently of the dean and the college.
Composition:
All members of the State Seed Certification Board shall be electors of the state; two shall be persons recommended for appointment by the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association; one shall be a representative of the State Department of Agriculture; two shall be persons 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. The secretary of agriculture shall make these appointments from lists of two or more names submitted for each position on the board.
Term of Appointment:
The State Seed Certification Board shall consist of five members appointed by the secretary of agriculture, with terms of office so arranged that one and only one expires each year, and as each expires the succeeding term shall be for a period of five years and until a successor is appointed and qualifies. Vacancies may be filled by appointment by the secretary of agriculture for the balance of the unexpired term.

Contact Info:

Mission Statement:
Neal Foster, 605.688.4606