Board Information

Chapter 38-10 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Provide for utilization, research and market development of wheat grown in South Dakota.
Administered under Department of Agriculture. Commission retains quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative, advisory, non-administrative and special budgetary functions.
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. Nominations for appointments shall be submitted by wheat producers. 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:
The terms of members begin on October thirty-first of the calendar year in which the Governor appoints the member, unless otherwise designated by the Governor. The appointee's term is for three years and expires on October thirtieth in the third year of appointment. No member may serve for more than four consecutive terms.

Frequency of Meetings:
The commission shall meet at least once every three months and at such other times as called by the chairman or by any two members of the commission. (Chapter 38-10-11)

Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:

Contact Info:, 605-773-4645

Mission Statement:
Stabilization and profitability of the South Dakota wheat industry through research, market development, education and promotion. * Export Market Development – Through U.S. Wheat Associates, the Commission cooperates with 15 other states and the Foreign Ag Service to promote U.S. wheat in over 100 countries around the world. * Research – Higher yielding, better quality disease resistant varieties allow farmers to produce more and higher quality wheat. * Domestic Promotion – Convincing U.S. consumers to eat more wheat foods because of their health benefits, variety and convenience, is increasing consumption each year.