SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking to fill vacancies on the Certified Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee (CFMAC). The committee advises the CDFA secretary on current issues concerning legislation, regulations, enforcement, and administrative policies and procedures pertaining to the direct marketing of agriculture products at Certified Farmers’ Markets (CFMs). California has more than 2,700 certified agricultural producers participating in approximately 720 CFMs within the state.
CFMAC vacancies are available for members and alternate members in the following categories: producers or representatives of agricultural organizations that represent producers; CFM operators or representatives of CFM operators; and agricultural commissioner.
The term of office for committee members is up to two years. 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.
Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment should complete the Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire and attain a letter of recommendation from industry. Nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications should be sent to Mitchell King, CDFA Inspection and Compliance Branch, 1220 ‘N’ Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 or via e-mail to Mitchell.King@cdfa.ca.gov
For further information regarding the Direct Marketing Program and committee vacancies, please contact Maria Tenorio Alfred at (916) 900-5030.
–California Department of Food and Agriculture
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