Media Contacts: Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462,
SACRAMENTO, May 23, 2013 Ė The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing three 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 facilitates research to advance the environmentally safe use and handling of fertilizing 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 technical and scientific expertise in agronomy, plant physiology, production agriculture, principles of experimental research, and environmental issues related to fertilizing 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 a mill assessment on the sale of fertilizing materials in California.
Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment should send a resume to the California Department of Food and Agriculture - FFLDRS Branch, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 or via e-mail at FREP@cdfa.ca.gov. The application deadline is June 28, 2013
For further information on the Fertilizer Research and Education Program, please contact FREP staff at (916) 900-5022 or visit http://cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep.html