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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #18-060
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SACRAMENTO – October 3, 2018 - The California Department of Food and  Agriculture's (CDFA) Pest Exclusion Branch is announcing three vacancies on the Seed Advisory Board. This Board is partially composed of seven members who are seed labelers, and two members who may be seed dealers. These nine members are registered to sell seed under provisions of the California Seed Law and represent the functions of seed production, conditioning, marketing, or utilization. The Board also has two public members.

The term of office for board members is three years. Members typically meet twice a year but can meet more frequently if needed. Board members receive no compensation,  but  are  entitled  to  payment  of  necessary traveling  expenses  in  accordance with the rules of the Department of Personnel Administration.

Funded by the seed industry and implemented by the Seed Services Program at CDFA, enforcement of the California Seed Law ensures an orderly market of high quality seeds in California. The Seed Advisory Board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to seed law and regulations, enforcement, seed laboratory diagnostics and annual budgets required to accomplish the purposes of the California Seed Law.

The upcoming vacant positions are for two vegetable seed labelers or dealers from the southern California region, one agricultural seed labeler or dealer from northern California. The successful candidates will be appointed to serve a three-year term that expires March 31, 2022.
Individuals interested in being considered for this board appointment should send a brief letter of interest and a completed Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire with resume to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Pest Exclusion Branch, 1220 N Street, Room 344, Sacramento, California 95814, Attention: Carl Pfeiffer by October 16, 2018.


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