Nursery Advisory Board / Shell Egg Advisory Committee
Six Vacancies on the Nursery Advisory Board
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Pest Exclusion Branch is announcing six vacancies 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. 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 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 Joshua Kress by January 6, 2017 at:
California Department of Food and Agriculture Pest Exclusion Branch
1220 N Street, Room 344
Sacramento, CA 95814 Attention: Joshua Kress
For additional information, you may contact the Nursery Services Program at (916) 654-0435.
Six Vacancies on the Shell Egg Advisory Committee (SEAC)
The Egg Safety and Quality Management (ESQM) Program monitors egg quality and food safety standards at production, wholesale, and retail levels. The goal is to provide California consumers with eggs that are wholesome, properly labeled, refrigerated, and of established quality, while maintaining fair and equitable marketing standards in the California egg industry.
The term of office for a member of the Shell Egg Advisory Committee (SEAC) is three years. Members of the committee receive no compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement for per diem expenses such as mileage, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses.
The vacancies are for three industry members. Applicants for the industry members must be a registered egg handler or a representative of a registered egg handler in the state of California. Individuals interested in being considered for the SEAC appointment should send a brief resume and state which vacancy you are interested by December 19, 2016 to:
Anthony Herrera, Egg Quality Manager
California Department of Food & Agriculture
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Additional information is available on the Egg Safety and Quality Management program’s web page at http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/mpes/esqm.html. You may also contact Anthony Herrera, ESQM Program Supervisor at (916) 900-5062.