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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #07-077
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SACRAMENTO, October 1, 2007 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Pest Exclusion Branch is announcing one vacancy on the Seed Advisory Board.  This board is composed of nine members who are registered under the provisions of the California Seed Law as seed labelers and represent the functions of seed production, conditioning, marketing, or utilization. The board also has two public members. The term of office for a board member is three years. The 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 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 present vacant position is for a qualified representative in the field seed industry located in the southern half of California. The successful candidate will be appointed to serve the remainder of a three year term that expires March 31, 2008.

Individuals interested in being considered for this board appointment should send a brief resume to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Seed Services Program, 1220 N Street, Room A387, Sacramento, California 95814, Attention: John Heaton by Monday, October 22, 2007.

For additional information, visit the Seed Services Program web page at: 

Or contact: John Heaton, Senior Agricultural Biologist, Seed Services Program at (916) 654 0435, by fax, (916) 651-1207, or e-mail


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