The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act. NOSB members are volunteers and come from across the organic community. Each member is appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to a five-year term.
USDA seeks nominations for the following five (5) positions on the NOSB:
- Two (2) organic farmers/producers,
- Two (2) public or consumer interest group representatives, and
- One (1) USDA accredited certifying agent.
Committee member duties include:
- Attending committee meetings (travel paid by USDA)
- Participating in bi-monthly subcommittee conference calls
- Reviewing materials and/or recommending changes to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances
- Advising the Secretary on other aspects of the USDA organic regulations
Written nominations must include a cover letter, resume, and an AD-755 Application Form, and must be postmarked on or before May 15, 2015.
Agricultural Marketing Service Press Release No. 139-11
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USDA Calls for Nominations to Re-charter Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it intends to re-charter the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee for the 2011 to 2013 term. Read more »
There are only 10 days left to nominate a sustainable food producer, business leader, researcher or young food hero for NRDC’s Growing Green Awards.
These national awards recognize food leaders across the country who are transforming the future of food. NRDC will award $15,000 in prizes, including $5,000 in the new Young Food Leader category. Winners will be selected by an expert panel of judges: Author Michael Pollan, chef Dan Barber, author and activist Maria Rodale, and UC Davis professor Dr. Tom Tomich.
Nominations are due December 10. Find eligibility details and apply online at http://bit.ly/growgrn.
Categories: Action, Farmer 11Jun
Glynwood, an organization whose mission is to ‘save farming in the Northeast’ is calling for nominations for its eighth annual Harvest Awards. The Awards recognizes farmers, organizations, and businesses across the United States that demonstrates innovation and leadership in support of regional agriculture and sustainable food systems.
This year’s categories include:
• The Glynwood Harvest Farmer Award
• The Glynwood Harvest Award for Connecting Communities, Farmers and Food
• The Glynwood Harvest Wave of the Future Award
• The Glynwood Harvest Good Food for Health Award
Please see the attached or visit www.glynwood.org/Programs/HarvestAwards for nomination details, information on past winners, and to make an electronic submission. Nominations must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than July 23, 2010.
June 9th, 2010 – From The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Today USDA announced that it is seeking nominations for its research advisory board, the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board (NAREEEAB). The 25-member Advisory Board provides recommendations to the Secretary on food and agriculture research, extension, education, and economics. The Board also consults directly with congressional agriculture committees and agricultural appropriations subcommittees.
Members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Terms are for 3 years. Individuals from organizations, associations, societies, universities, councils, federations, groups, and companies from a range of agricultural and food interests can be nominated. Read more »