Serve the Organic Community on the National Organic Standards Board!

The deadline for nominations for individuals with environmental protection and resource conservation backgrounds to fill an upcoming vacancy on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is quickly approaching!

Nominations must be submitted by August 7, 2017 and include a resume, an AD-755 Application form, and must be postmarked on or before August 7, 2017. Nominees must meet the criteria of NOSB membership.

Members of NOSB participate in committee meetings, bi-monthly subcommittee conference calls, review materials and/or recommend changes to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, and advise the Secretary of the USDA on aspects of the USDA organic regulations.

USDA is also accepting nominations for a pool of candidates that may fill unexpected vacancies in all other NOSB positions.

CCOF strongly encourages members who qualify to apply for NOSB seats. NOSB members play a critical role in the organic standards. CCOF can provide support and guidance to those who are interested in the opportunity to serve on NOSB. Please contact CCOF’s policy team if you are interested in serving on the board.