May 1, 2024
NOSB seeks applicants for five vacancies

The USDA is seeking applicants for five vacancies on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).

The NOSB assists in developing standards for substances to be used in organic production and to advise the agriculture secretary on implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990.

USDA National Organic Program logo sealThe USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), which oversees the National Organic Program, is requesting nominations to fill the following vacancies:

• One individual who owns or operates an organic farming operation or employee of such individual.
• Two individuals who own or operate an organic handling operation or employees of such individuals.
• One individual who owns or operates a retail establishment with significant trade in organic products or employees of such individuals.
• One individual with expertise in areas of environmental protection and resource conservation.

Appointees will serve a five-year term beginning January 2025 and ending January 2030. Additionally, AMS seeks applications for a pool of candidates that the agriculture secretary of Agriculture can draw upon as replacement appointees if unexpected vacancies occur.

For information on the position and how to apply or nominate someone in the industry, visit the NOSB’s website. The deadline is June 28.

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