|The Commission's duties include to apply for, accept, and expend any appropriation, grant, gift, or service made available from public or private sources. The Commission administers a cooperative marketing grant program designed to encourage agricultural producers groups to develop innovative marketing strategies and it adopts rules to implement this grant program. The Commission also administers a farm diversification grant program designed to stimulate and foster diversification and innovation and to encourage value-added processing. Of the members, four are actively engaged in farming, of whom three are appointed by the governor and one appointed by the commissioner of agriculture; two are actively engaged in business and appointed by the governor. The commissioner of agriculture; director of Economic Development and Finance; president of North Dakota State University, or their designees, also serve.