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Apply by Aug. 26 to fill vacancies on Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces three vacancies on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board. The board advises the CDFA secretary on CDFA’s Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP), which ensures fertilizing materials are safe, effective and meet quality guarantees.

As part of the program, FMIP inspectors and investigators located throughout the state conduct routine sampling and inspections, respond to consumer complaints, and enforce laws and regulations that govern the manufacturing and distribution of fertilizing materials. FMIP is funded by fertilizing materials license and product registration fees and mill assessments.

There are two board member positions and one public member position available. The term of office for board members is up to three years. Board members do not receive compensation, but they are entitled to necessary travel expenses. Board member applicants must hold a current fertilizing materials license or be a representative of a licensed firm.

Individuals interested in a board appointment must submit a resume and a completed Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire (PMAQ). The PMAQ is available on the CDFA website at the resume and PMAQ are due by August 26, 2022.

Send resume and PMAQ via email to or by mail to: 

Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch
Attn:  Brittnie Williams
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

For more information, contact Brittnie Williams at (916) 900-5022 or

View this original CDFA press release.

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