Serve the Organic Community on the National Organic Standards Board!

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Written by Peter Nell on Monday, April 22, 2019

The deadline for nominations to fill upcoming vacancies on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is quickly approaching!

USDA is seeking:

             – An environmental protection and resource conservation expert

             – An organic farmer representative

             – An organic retailer

             – Two organic handlers 

Nominations must be submitted by May 17, 2019 and include a resume and an AD-755 Application form, and must be postmarked on or before May 17, 2019. 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.