SACRAMENTO, CA Ė California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura is announcing nine member vacancies and ten alternate member vacancies on the Certified Farmersí Market Advisory Committee. Appointments will be: three certified producer representatives, three alternate certified producer representatives, two certified farmersí market manager representatives, two alternate certified farmersí market manager representatives, two major direct marketing association representatives, two alternate major direct marketing association representatives, one agricultural county commissioner representative, two alternate agricultural commissioner representatives, one public member, and one alternate public member.
The certified producer representatives must be active in the direct sales or marketing of certified agricultural products at certified farmersí markets.
The Certified Farmersí 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 farmersí 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 payment 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 the departmentís web page by going to the following website address:
Individuals interested in being considered for appointment as a member or an alternate member should send a letter of consideration and include a letter of recommendation from the industry. Nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled. Nominations can be sent to Janice Price, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Certified Farmersí 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