Seed Commission

Name Seed Commission
Contact Person Mr. Kevin Wofford - Director of Seed Programs, Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Mailing Address Post Office Box 3596
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3596
Phone Number 225-925-4733
Fax Number 225-925-4124
Board Email kevin_w@ldaf.state.la.us
Website ldaf.state.la.us
Legal Authority R.S. 3:1432
Year Created 1946
Organizational Placement Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Purpose/Function The commission is responsible for licensing and regulating the seed industry and for providing quality seed for Louisiana consumers and producers. The commission is also responsible for a seed certification system that keeps pedigree records for crop varieties and provides a source of genetically pure seed and propagating materials for general distribution.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 5
Number Currently Serving: 5
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 2
Estimated number in current year: 2
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes Louisiana Seed Commission:

During the 2013 Legislative Session Act No. 26 was passed. The Act merged two of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s commissions together – the Feed, Fertilizer and Agricultural Liming Commission and the Seed Commission – to make one unified commission called the Agricultural Chemistry and Seed Commission. As such, please create a commission page for the newly formed Agricultural Chemistry and Seed Commission.
The two former commissions (the Feed, Fertilizer and Agricultural Liming Commission and the Seed Commission) no longer exist so please also have their sections removed from the Boards and Commissions database.

Below is a link to Act No. 26:
http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=853023&n=SB168
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