CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
The SDCIA Mission
SDCIA was formed and is directed by its members as an effective voice of action in all aspects of producing and marketing agricultural crops, including the promotion of agricultural research and education of members.
The delivery of research through the release of public crop varieties has been, and remains, a major focus. Seed is a product of research and the delivery vehicle for new and improved genetics. While seed is basic to life and good seed is basic to sound agricultural growth and prosperity, it is not the only reason for the Association's existence. Only a portion of the members actively produce varieties for sale as certified seed. While the organization has evolved through many changes over the years, including changes in its name, its motive has remained the same: To foster a more stable agriculture for the state of South Dakota.