The department may appoint local supervisory boards for a county or counties when the department considers them necessary to supervise, under the direction of the department, grain in storage, issuance of certificates against the grain, and carrying out and enforcing this chapter.
Local supervisory boards shall consist of not less than three nor more than seven members, each of whom is a producer of grain in the state and a Minnesota resident. Each member, upon appointment, shall qualify by taking oath similar to that required of public officials and continue in office until a successor is appointed by the department. The department may fill vacancies arising by reason of the resignation, death, or removal by it of a member.
The members of a local supervisory board shall select officers, keep records, and perform duties the department requires.