BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is seeking nominations to fill three important positions on the state Noxious Weed Advisory Committee. The 17 members of the committee are appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture and play an important role in shaping CDA and state policy concerning noxious weeds. Their recommendations help protect landowners, agricultural lands and the environment.
The primary responsibility of the committee is to discuss Colorado’s weed management challenges and craft solutions that best reflect public and private interests. It then makes recommendations to CDA concerning designation of state noxious weeds; classification of state noxious weeds; development and implementation of state weed management plans; and prescribed techniques for eradication, containment, and suppression of state noxious weeds.
Members meet quarterly at CDA’s Broomfield office, with at least one field trip and meeting outside of the Denver area annually. Terms are two years in length and appointees are limited to two full consecutive terms each.
Positions opening in December are:
- Agricultural producer – One who engages in farming or ranching or raises non-traditional specialty crops.
- Municipal weed manager/official – One who is employed by a municipality or town and either works directly at or oversees noxious weed management within municipal boundaries and/or remote publicly owned open space.
- Weed scientist – An academic weed scientist from a public or private university or college in Colorado.
CDA makes every effort to balance the varying interests represented on the committee and to ensure there is wide geographic representation across the state.
Nominations are currently being accepted and must be submitted by December 20th. More information and the online application form is available on the Noxious Weed program web page.
— Colorado Department of Agriculture
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