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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #11-008
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SACRAMENTO, March 2, 2011 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing six vacancies on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board. The board oversees the department’s Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program, which works to ensure that consumers receive fertilizing materials that are safe, effective, and meet the quality guaranteed by the manufacturer.

As part of the Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program, inspectors and investigators located throughout the state conduct routine sampling and inspections; respond to consumer complaints; and enforce the laws and regulations that govern the manufacturing and distribution of fertilizing materials. The program is funded by fertilizer license fees and assessments.

The term of office for board members is three years. Members receive no compensation, but are entitled to payment of necessary traveling expenses in accordance with the rules of the Department of Personnel Administration.

Applicants should hold a current California Fertilizing Materials License or be a representative of a licensed firm. Individuals interested in being considered for a board appointment should send a brief resume by July 31, 2011 to the California Department of Food and Agriculture – Feed, Fertilizer, Livestock Drugs and Egg Regulatory Services Branch, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, Attn: Dale Rice.

For additional information in the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board, contact Dale Rice at (916) 445-0444 or e-mail


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