empty chairs committee vacancy

Press release provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing three vacancies on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee. The Committee advises the CDFA secretary on activities associated with the statewide citrus specific pest and disease work plan that includes, but is not limited to outreach and education programs and programs for surveying, detecting, analyzing, and treating pests and diseases specific to citrus.

California Department of Food & Agriculture

The members receive no compensation, but are entitled to payment of necessary travel expenses in accordance with the rules of the Department of Personnel Administration.

Committee member vacancies exists for one grower representative each from Tulare and Ventura Counties, and one citrus nursery representative from Southern California. All three member terms expire on September 30, 2023. Applicants should have an interest in agriculture and citrus pest and disease prevention. Individuals interested in being considered for a committee appointment should send a brief resume by November 1, 2019 to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division, 2800 Gateway Oaks Dr., Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95833, Attention: Victoria Hornbaker.

CDFA Announces Vacancy on Livestock Identification Advisory Board

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA), Bureau of Livestock Identification (LID) (Bureau) is announcing a vacancy on the Livestock Identification Advisory Board (LIAB).  According to Food and Agriculture Code 20469, the LIAB makes recommendations to the secretary relative to the administration and enforcement of hide and brand laws; procedures are followed by the Bureau of Livestock Identification; curbing of livestock thefts; the annual budget for the Bureau of Livestock Identification; and proposed legislation relative to the Bureau.

The term of office for a member on the LIAB is four years. Members on the board receive no compensation but are entitled to reimbursement for mileage. The present board membership consists of two beef cattle producers, two dairy producers, two registered feedlot operators, and one livestock marketing business.

One board member position opens on October 31, 2019. Any interested individual representing the dairy producer industry should apply. Please send a brief resume by October 31, 2019, to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Bureau of Livestock Identification, Attention: John Suther, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

The Bureau of Livestock Identification is the sole state authority to register and inspect cattle operations. LID maintains a brand registration and inspection program to protect cattle owners in California against loss of animals by theft, straying, or misappropriation. The bureau’s program consists of registration of livestock brands; inspection of cattle for lawful possession prior to transportation, sale or slaughter; recording of information obtained by such inspections; and assisting local law enforcement with investigations and prosecutions involving cattle theft.

CDFA Announces Vacancies on Shell Egg Advisory Committee

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture

CDFA’s 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 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 four industry members and one alternate member. The term of office for the four industry vacancies are a limited term, expiring January 6, 2023. The term of office for the alternate vacancy is also a limited term, expiring January 1, 2023. Applicants for the industry vacancies must be a registered egg handler or a representative of a registered egg handler in the state of California. Individuals interested in being considered should state which vacancy they are interested and send a brief resume by December 13, 2019 to:

Anthony Herrera, Egg Quality Manager 
California Department of Food & Agriculture 
1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814