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News Release – Vacancy on Fertilizer Technical Advisory Committee

SACRAMENTO, August, 15, 2012 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing a vacancy on the Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee. This subcommittee reviews and recommends fertilizer research and education programs to CDFA’s Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board.The Fertilizer Research and Education Program funds and coordinates research and technical assistance to advance the environmentally safe use and handling of fertilizer materials within the agricultural sector. The program serves growers, agricultural supply and service professionals, extension personnel, public agencies, consultants and the public.

Applicants must demonstrate knowledge, technical and scientific expertise in the fields of fertilizing materials, agronomy, plant physiology, production agriculture, principles of experimental research, and environmental issues related to fertilizer material use. The term of office for subcommittee members is three years and members receive no compensation but are entitled to payment of necessary traveling expenses. The subcommittee and research program are funded entirely through user fees and assessments.

Individuals interested in being considered for appointment should send a brief resume to Erika Lewis, California Department of Food and Agriculture – FFLDRS Branch, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 or via e-mail at The application deadline is September 14, 2012.


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