(505 ILCS 135/4) (from Ch. 5, par. 2654)
    Sec. 4. As administrator of the Sustainable Agriculture Program, the Department of Agriculture shall:
    (a) determine what production agriculture research projects currently being conducted fit into the purposes of this Act;
    (b) encourage public and private institutions, including the various public universities in this State, to establish production agriculture research projects;
    (c) allocate funds obtained by the Sustainable Agriculture Committee to the various research projects the Department of Agriculture determines meet the purposes of the Sustainable Agriculture Program;
    (d) act as a clearing house and disseminate information concerning research projects funded by the Sustainable Agriculture Program and the results of such research; and
    (e) adopt rules necessary to carry out this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1022.)