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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Tom Gere (605) 773-4432

    Serves on the National Plant Board, oversees state pest detection and regulatory activities and coordinates survey activities between government agencies, public and private organizations. Coordinates the state's initial emergency response if an exotic pest is detected.
  • State Survey Coordinator

    Dale Anderson (605) 773-6389

    Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
  • State Plant Health Director

    Amy Mesman 6052241713

    Directs federal APHIS-PPQ pest detection and regulatory activities in cooperation with state officials, and coordinate the initial PPQ emergency response if an exotic pest is detected in the state.
  • Pest Survey Specialist

    Greg Buntrock (605) 224-1713
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.


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