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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 #17-010
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SACRAMENTO, February 23, 2017 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture's Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing three vacancies on the California Cotton Pest Control Board. This advisory Board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to the Pink Bollworm Control Program.
The term of office for a board member is unlimited. Members receive no compensation, but are entitled to payment of necessary traveling expenses in accordance with the rules of the Department of Personnel Administration. Members are considered public officials and must be willing to comply with necessary disclosure requirements.
The three vacancies are for cotton growing representatives in Tulare County, Kern County and a representative from either Madera, Merced, or Tulare County. Individuals interested in being considered for the board appointment should send a brief resume by March 2, 2017 to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Integrated Pest Control Branch, 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, California 95832, Attention: Sara Banchero.
For additional information, visit the branch's web page at: ; or contact: Victoria Hornbaker, Chief of the Integrated Pest Control Branch at (916) 262-1102, by fax (916) 262-2020, or e-mail


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