Media Contacts: Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462, firstname.lastname@example.org,
SACRAMENTO, April 20, 2012 Ė The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing two vacancies on the Fertilizer Research and Education Programís Technical Advisory Subcommittee. This subcommittee reviews and recommends fertilizer research and education projects for funding and implementation to the departmentís Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board.
The Fertilizer Research and Education Program funds and coordinates research to advance the environmentally safe use and handling of fertilizer materials within the agricultural sector. The program serves growers, agricultural supply and service professionals, extension personnel, public agencies, consultants and the public.
Applicants must demonstrate knowledge, technical and scientific expertise in the fields of fertilizing materials, agronomy, plant physiology, production agriculture, principles of experimental research, and environmental issues related to fertilizer material use. The term of office for subcommittee members is three years and members receive no compensation but are entitled to payment of necessary traveling expenses. The subcommittee and research program are funded entirely through user fees and assessments.
Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment should sent a brief resume to Erika Lewis, California Department of Food and Agriculture - FFLDRS Branch, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 or via e-mail at email@example.com. The application deadline is May 11, 2012.
For further information on the Fertilizer Research and Education Program, please contact Edward J. Hard at (916) 900-5022 or visit http://cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep.html.