Chapter 40-31 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Promotes the dairy industry and products in the state.
Administered under the Department of Agriculture. Association retains quasi-judicial, quasilegislative,
advisory, non-administrative and special budgetary functions.
Eight members, five appointed by the Governor as follows:
1. Three producers selected from a list submitted by any statewide non-profit dairy
organization incorporated under state law; and,
2. Two processors selected from a list submitted by the South Dakota Dairy Association.
No member may be engaged in the production or distribution of butter substitutes.
Ex officio members are: Secretary of Agriculture or his designee; head of the Dairy Science
Department at SDSU; and the State Executive Member of the American Dairy Association.
Term of Appointment:
Terms shall expire on October 30 on the third year of appointment. Terms that end June 30,
2012, are extended to October 30, 2012. ** No term limits if reappointed. Processor = Two
(2) years; Producer = Three (3) years
Frequency of Meetings:
The American Dairy Association meets 2-3 times per year.
Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings: