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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contacts:
CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462
josh.eddy@cdfa.ca.gov
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES VACANCY ON THE NURSERY ADVISORY BOARD
CDFA
Release #17-027


SACRAMENTO, June 6, 2017 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Pest Exclusion Branch is announcing one, mid-term vacancy on the Nursery Advisory Board.  The Board is composed of twelve voting members, each representing an establishment with a valid California License to Sell Nursery Stock.  No two members shall represent the same organization.  Members will represent a wide spectrum of the nursery industry, and the Board will be geographically representative of the nursery industry in California. 


The term of office for Board Members is four years. This positon is a mid-term appointment and will expire on January 31, 2019. The members receive no compensation but are entitled to payment of necessary traveling expenses in accordance with the rules of the California Department of Human Resources.


In addition, the Board includes eight non-voting ex officio members from the County Agricultural Commissioner and Sealers Association, the University of California, and groups affiliated with the nursery industry.


The mission of the Nursery Advisory Board is to grow and maintain a strong relationship between CDFA and the nursery industry in order to secure the industry’s future.  The Board facilitates communication between state and federal regulators and the nursery industry, and it advises CDFA’s Nursery Services Program on policies, fees, and other issues concerning nurseries and nursery stock.


Individuals interested in being considered for this Board appointment should send a brief resumé to Erin Lovig, Board Manager, by July 6, 2017 at:


California Department of Food and Agriculture
Pest Exclusion Branch
1220 N Street, Room 344
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attention: Erin Lovig


For additional information, you may contact the Nursery Services Program at (916) 654-0435.



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