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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #19-043
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SACRAMENTO, June 24, 2019—The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing three vacancies on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board. The board advises the Secretary on the department’s Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (Program), which ensures fertilizing materials are safe, effective and meet quality guarantees.

As part of the Program, inspectors and investigators located throughout the state conduct routine sampling and inspections; respond to consumer complaints; and enforce laws and regulations that govern the manufacturing and distribution of fertilizing materials. The program is funded by fertilizer license fees and mill 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 necessary travel expenses. 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 a board appointment must submit a resume and a completed Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire (PMAQ), available on the CDFA website at by Aug. 31, 2019.

Send resume and PMAQ via email to or by mail to:

Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch
Attn: Brittnie Sabalbro
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
For more information, contact Brittnie Sabalbro at (916) 900-5022 or


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