Vacancies on FREP’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing three vacancies on the Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s (FREP) Technical Advisory Subcommittee (TASC). TASC reviews and recommends research and education proposals for funding and implementation to the department’s Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board.

Funded through a mill assessment on the sale of fertilizing materials, FREP sponsors and facilitates research to improve the agronomic and environmental use of fertilizing materials in agriculture. The program serves growers, agricultural supply and service professionals, extension personnel, public agencies, consultants, and the public.

Applicants must demonstrate technical, applied, and scientific expertise in the fields of agronomy, soil science, plant physiology, production agriculture, and environmental issues related to fertilizer use.

The term of office for subcommittee members is three years. Members receive no compensation, but are entitled to payment of necessary travel expenses. Individuals interested in being considered for appointment should send a resume and a Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire to FREP@cdfa.ca.gov. The application deadline is July 20, 2018.

Learn more about how TASC participates in FREP’s Grant Program.

See the CDFA press release.

2 thoughts to “Vacancies on FREP’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee”

    1. Typically, TASC meets at least two times per year, once to evaluate concept proposals, and again to evaluate full proposals. In addition, members read and evaluate the proposals before each meeting. Additional meetings could take place for special initiatives. See details on the About FREP page.

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