SACRAMENTO – CDFA Secretary A.G. Kawamura is announcing eight member vacancies and eight alternate vacancies on the Certified Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee. Appointments will consist of five certified producer representatives and five alternates, two certified farmers’ market manager representatives and two alternates, and one agricultural county commissioner representative with one alternate.
The certified producer representatives must be active in the direct sales or marketing of certified agricultural products at certified farmers’ markets.
The Certified Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee is charged with making recommendations to the secretary on legislation, regulations, enforcement issues, administrative policies and procedures pertaining to the direct marketing of agricultural products at certified farmers’ markets. The committee also recommends the annual budget and fees to provide enforcement services.
The committee generally meets six times per year, alternating meeting locations between Northern and Southern California. Members of the committee receive no compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses. The term of office for a member of the committee is two years. Notification of the committee meetings and their meeting minutes can be found via the Internet from CDFA’s Web page by going to the following Web site address: http//www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/publicmeetings.htm
Individuals interested in being considered for appointment as a member or alternate should send a resume outlining their qualifications and relevant experience, and include a letter of recommendation from an industry representative. Nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled. Nominations can be sent to Janice Price, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Certified Farmers’ Market Program, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 or emailed to JPrice@cdfa.ca.gov. For additional information contact Janice Price, (916) 445-2180, extension 3510.
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1220 N St., Ste. 214, Sacramento, CA 95814