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State announces vacancies on Hemp Advisory Board

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture has announced vacancies on the Hemp Advisory Board.
The deadline to apply for two open seats is Nov. 30.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Pest Exclusion Branch is announcing two (2) midterm vacancies on the Industrial Hemp Advisory Board (IHAB).

The Board advises CDFA and makes recommendations on matters including, but not limited to, industrial hemp law and regulations, enforcement, annual budgets, and the setting of an assessment rate. The term of office for board members is three years.

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 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.

The Board has the following vacancies:

  • One (1) board members shall be a registered cultivator of industrial hemp.
  • One (1) board member shall be a representative of the Hemp Industries Association or its successor industry association.

The successful candidates will be appointed to serve the remainder of terms that expire on May 31, 2023.

Individuals interested in being considered for this Board appointment should send a letter of interest and a brief resumé to Michelle Phillips by November 30, 2020, by e-mail to or by mail to:

California Department of Food and Agriculture Pest Exclusion Branch
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 Attention: Michelle Phillips

For additional information, visit the Industrial Hemp Program webpage at:, contact the Nursery, Seed, and Cotton Program at (916) 654-0435, or send an email to

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