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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #22-007
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SACRAMENTO, February 8, 2022 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Pest Exclusion Branch is announcing three (3) midterm vacancies on the Nursery Advisory Board (NAB). The Board is composed of twelve (12) voting   members, each representing an establishment with a valid California License to Sell Nursery Stock. No two (2) 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. Members typically meet twice per year but can meet more frequently if needed. 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 up to nine (9) 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 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.
One of the successful candidates will be appointed to serve the remainder of a term expiring January 31, 2023. The other two successful candidates will be appointed to serve the remainder of terms expiring January 31, 2025.
Individuals interested in being considered for this Board appointment should send a letter of interest and a brief resumé to Kristina Weber by March 21, 2022, by email to or by mail to:
California Department of Food and Agriculture Pest Exclusion Branch
1220 N Street, Room 221
Sacramento, CA 95814 Attention: Kristina Weber
For additional information, visit the Nursery Services webpage at: 

Contact the Nursery Services Program at (916) 654-0435 or send an email to


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