CONTROL OF SHEEP DISEASES
25-155. Duties and powers of the board pertaining to promotion, research and education policy. (1) The board may contract with the Idaho wool growers association, inc., or a similar agency for the administration of the Idaho sheep and goat health board’s business pertaining to the promotion, research and education policy.
(2) In the administration of sections 25-153 through 25-160, Idaho Code, the board shall, in conjunction with the Idaho wool growers association, inc., have the following duties, authorities and powers:
(a) To conduct a campaign of research, education and publicity;
(b) To find new markets for sheep, lamb and wool products;
(c) To give, publicize and promulgate reliable information showing the value of sheep, lamb and wool products for any purpose for which it is found useful and profitable;
(d) To make public and encourage the widespread national and international use of sheep, lamb and wool products produced in Idaho;
(e) To investigate and participate in studies of the problems peculiar to the producers of sheep, lamb and wool in Idaho.
(3) The board shall have the duty, power and authority:
(a) To take such action as the board deems necessary or advisable in order to stabilize and protect the sheep, lamb and wool industry of the state and the health and welfare of the public;
(b) To sue and be sued;
(c) To enter into such contracts as may be necessary or advisable;
(d) To appoint and employ officers, agents and other personnel, including experts in agriculture and the publicizing of the products thereof, and to prescribe their duties and fix their compensation;
(e) To make use of such advertising means and methods as the board deems advisable and to enter into contracts and agreements for research and advertising within and without the state;
(f) To cooperate with any local, state or national organization or agency, whether voluntary or created by the law of any state or by national law, engaged in work or activities similar to the work and activities of the board, and to enter into contracts and agreements with such organizations or agencies for carrying on a joint campaign of research, education and publicity and reciprocal enforcement;
(g) To lease, purchase or own the real or personal property deemed necessary in the administration of the provisions of this act;
(h) To prosecute in the name of the state of Idaho any suit or action for collection of the tax or assessment provided for in the provisions of this act;
(i) To adopt, rescind, modify and amend all necessary and proper orders and resolutions for the procedure and exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties;
(j) To incur indebtedness and carry on all business activities;
(k) To keep books and records and accounts of all its doings, which books, records and accounts shall be open to inspection by the state controller and the public at all times;
(l) To adopt from time to time, alter, rescind, modify and/or amend all proper and necessary rules and orders for the exercise of its powers and performance of its duties under this act.
[25-155, added 1998, ch. 205, sec. 4, p. 728; am. 2012, ch. 117, sec. 17, p. 328.]