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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462,

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #16-025


SACRAMENTO, July 5, 2016 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing three vacancies on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board. The board advises the secretary on 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.

Vacancies are available for two board positions and one public member.  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. The two board member applicants must hold a current fertilizing materials license or be a representative of a licensed firm; the public member vacancy is not subject to this requirement.

Individuals interested in being considered for a board appointment must submit a resume and a completed Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire (available at ) to by August 31, 2016.

For further information on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board and vacancies, you may contact program staff at (916) 900-5022.


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