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CDFA has vacancies on hemp, feed boards

The deadlines for applications to the two boards are in early July.

Farm Progress Staff

June 22, 2022

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California's agriculture agency is looking for applicants to serve on advisory boards that cover the hemp and feed industries. The deadlines for applying are in early July.

The state Department of Food and Agriculture's Pest Exclusion Branch is looking to fill four midterm vacancies on the Industrial Hemp Advisory Board. The 13-member board was created under the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act in 2013.

The Industrial Hemp Advisory Board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to industrial hemp law and regulations, enforcement, annual budgets, and the setting of an assessment rate required to accomplish the purposes of the California Industrial Hemp Law. 

Members meet at least once per year but may 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.

The Board has the following vacancies:

  • Three board members shall be a registered cultivator of industrial hemp.

  • One board member shall be a member of an established agricultural research institution.

The successful candidates will be appointed to serve the remainder of terms that expire on May 31, 2023. Board terms are normally for three years.

Individuals interested in being considered should send a letter of interest and a brief résumé to the Industrial Hemp Program by Tuesday July 12, by e-mail to [email protected] or by mail:

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Pest Exclusion Branch
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attention: Industrial Hemp Program 

For additional information, visit the Industrial Hemp Program webpage at: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/industrialhemp/, contact the Program at (916) 654-0435, or send an email to [email protected].

Feed inspection committee

The CDFA also has two vacancies on the Feed Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee, which provides technical and scientific advice to the Feed Inspection Advisory Board and CDFA on animal food nutrition, safety and efficacy data review of new and unapproved feed ingredients, research project oversight and other issues that will affect CDFA’s Commercial Feed Regulatory Program, Livestock Drug Program and Safe Animal Feed Education (SAFE) Program.

Applicants must demonstrate technical, applied and scientific expertise in the fields of toxicology, pathology, ruminant and non-ruminant nutrition, as well as possess general knowledge of the California feed industry.

The term of office for subcommittee members is three years. Members receive no compensation but are entitled to payment of necessary travel expenses. Individuals interested in being considered for appointment should send a resume and a Feed TASC Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire to [email protected] by July 2.

For further information about the Feed Inspection Advisory Board TASC, contact CDFA Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services branch staff at (916) 900-5022 or visit http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/Feed_FIAB.html.

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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