COPAC and COPAC Processor Subcommittee Meet September 26 in Santa Rosa

The California Organic Products Advisory Committee (COPAC) advises the California secretary of food and agriculture on education, outreach, and technical assistance for organic producers in the state. 
COPAC will convene a meeting on September 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Sonoma County Farm Bureau office. Items on the agenda include
  • National Organic Program updates, 
  • GMO test pilot program update featuring a discussion on synthetic biology, 
  • Processor and CalCannabis Subcommittee updates, 
  • origin of livestock rule, and 
  • access to organic slaughter facilities. 
See the full agenda online.
The full committee meeting will be followed by a Processor Subcommittee meeting between 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. at the office of the Sonoma County Department of Agriculture. Topics up for discussion at the subcommittee meeting include
  • California Department of Public Health Organic Program budget and expenses;
  • sampling/testing; and
  • streamlining processes, including registration delays.
The full agenda is posted online.
The public is welcome to attend both meetings.
Detailed Meeting and Location Information:
COPAC meeting
September 26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sonoma County Farm Bureau
3589 Westwind Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
COPAC Processor Subcommittee meeting
September 26, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Sonoma County Department of Agriculture
133 Aviation Boulevard, Suite 100 
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
For further information, contact Thomas Osborn, branch analyst, (916) 900-5030.