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CDFA looks to fill vacancy on Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board


August 18, 2020
By Manure Manager

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking applications to fill a vacancy on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board. The board advises the secretary on CDFA’s Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP), which ensures fertilizing materials are safe, effective and meet quality guarantees.

As part of the program, FMIP 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. FMIP is funded by fertilizing materials license and product registration fees and mill assessments.

The vacancy is available for one additional board position. The term of office for board members is three years; however, this vacancy would be to fill the remainder of board term service until Oct. 14, 2022. Members receive no compensation, but are entitled to necessary travel expenses. Board member applicants must hold a current fertilizing materials license or be a representative of a licensed firm.

Individuals interested in a board appointment must submit, by Aug. 31, 2020, a resume and a completed Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire (PMAQ), available on the CDFA website at http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/pdfs/PMAQ_Fertilizer_IAB.pdf.

Send resume and PMAQ via email to Brittnie.Sabalbro@cdfa.ca.gov or by mail to:
CDFA
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 Brittnie.Sabalbro@cdfa.ca.gov.