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SACRAMENTO, November 29, 2018 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Pest Exclusion Branch is announcing one vacancy on the Seed Advisory Board. The board is comprised of seven members who are seed labelers, two members that may be seed dealers, and 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.
The vacant position is for one ag seed labeler or dealer from the central coastal or southern California region. The successful candidate will be appointed to serve a three year term that expires March 31, 2022.
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.
Individuals interested in being considered for this board appointment should send a brief letter of interest, a resume, and a completed Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Pest Exclusion Branch, 1220 N Street, Suite 344, Sacramento, California 95814, Attention: Seed Services Program. The deadline is January 30, 2019.
For additional information, and a Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire, visit the Seed Services Program web page at:
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/pe/nsc/docs/vacancies/sab_prospective_member_questionnaire.pdf or contact Joshua Kress, Program Manager, Nursery, Seed, and Cotton Program (916) 403-6667, by fax (916) 651-1207, or e-mail email@example.com