(505 ILCS 135/5)
(from Ch. 5, par. 2655)
There is hereby created the Sustainable Agriculture Committee
which shall consist of 7 members as follows: one member representing and
appointed by the Governor; one member representing and appointed by the
Board of Higher Education; one member representing and appointed by the
Department of Agriculture; and 4 members appointed by the Department of
Agriculture who are farmers actively involved in production agriculture.
Members of the Committee shall be appointed for a term of 5 years.
It is the duty of the Committee to seek sources of funding for projects
described in Section 4. These sources may be private or public, or
federal, State, or local, or designated for agricultural, environmental, or
other related purposes. The Committee shall act in an advisory capacity to
the Department of
Agriculture in program administration and funding recommendations.
The Department of Agriculture may accept funds from any public or
private source for the purposes specified in Section 3. Funds received
shall be deposited into the State treasury into a State trust fund to be
held by the Treasurer as ex-officio custodian and subject to the
Comptroller -- Treasurer, voucher -- warrant system. Such funds shall be
used by the Department only for the purposes specified in Section 3.
(Source: P.A. 92-110, eff. 7-20-01.)