Board Information

Chapter 38-27 of the South Dakota Codified Law
The production, development, marketing, and promotion of sunflowers, safflowers, canola, and flax in South Dakota is important to the general welfare of the people of South Dakota. It is in the public interest that better methods of production, processing, and marketing of sunflowers, safflowers, canola, and flax be developed and that advertising and promoting of sunflowers, safflowers, canola, and flax grown in South Dakota be fostered, encouraged, developed, and improved so the sunflower, safflower, canola, and flax industries within the state, the people directly or indirectly employed by these industries and the people of South Dakota should be benefited thereby, the accomplishment of which requires and demands the establishment of a South Dakota Oilseeds Council for the purposes and with the objectives of contributing to the stabilization and improvement of the agricultural economy of this state.
Administered under the Department of Agriculture and the Secretary of Agriculture. Commission retains quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative, advisory, non-administrative and special budgetary functions.
The council is composed of seven members who shall be participating growers of oilseeds. One member shall be a participating grower of safflowers, canola, or flax. All members shall be appointed by the secretary of agriculture. One member shall reside west of the Missouri River. The secretary of agriculture is an ex officio, nonvoting member.
Term of Appointment:
The term of the members shall be for a period of four years, provided that the initial appointments shall be for staggered terms. If a member ceases to be a participating grower, the secretary of agriculture shall declare the member's office vacant, and the secretary shall appoint a successor for the balance of the term of the office vacated.

Frequency of Meetings:
The Oilseeds Council meets 3-4 times per year.

Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:

Contact Info: 605.223.1774

Mission Statement: