News Release
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contact:
Steve Lyle, Office of Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462, slyle@cdfa.ca.gov
JANUARY MEETING SET FOR STATE BOARD OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
CDFA
Release #03-001
SACRAMENTO- California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary William (Bill) J. Lyons, Jr. has announced that the next meeting for the California State Board of Food and Agriculture is scheduled for January 29, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Central Valley Auditorium in Sacramento, California. The topics before the board are an overview of CDFA’s Office of Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship as well as departmental updates by the divisions of Animal Health and Food Safety Services and Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services.

The State Board of Food and Agriculture advises the governor and the CDFA secretary on agricultural issues and consumer needs. The board hosts forums that bring together local, state, and federal government officials, agricultural representatives, and citizens to discuss current issues of concern to California agriculture.

The Board’s fifteen members are appointed by the Governor, and are selected to represent a broad range of agricultural commodities, geographical regions, and both the University of California and the California State University academic systems. Members serve four-year terms without pay. There are no term limits and appointments do not require Senate confirmation.
All State Board of Food and Agriculture meetings are open to the media and general public. For more information on the state board or CDFA, please contact the department’s Public Affairs Office at (916) 654-0462, or Karen Manor, Executive Director of the State Board of Food and Agriculture, at (916) 654-0433.



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