Represent Organic Fruit and Veg Interests on Federal Panel

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee is now accepting nominations to fill 10 seats. The Committee advises the Secretary of Agriculture on programs and services that USDA provides to the produce sector.
The Committee has a total of 25 members who represent the fruit and vegetable industry in the following capacities:
  • Growers/Producers
  • Wholesalers/ Distributors
  • Importers/Exporters
  • Processors
  • Farmers Market Managers
  • Food Hubs
  • Association leaders
  • Retail/Restaurant
  • Food Service suppliers
  • State departments of agriculture
USDA seeks to include representation for:
  • Organic and conventional produce
  • U.S. Geographic location
  • Commodity Type
  • Technical expertise such as food safety, quality assurance, supply chain management
Nominations are due Sept. 1, 2017. Refer to the Fact Sheet for more information, or contact Marlene Betts with USDA.