Serve the Organic Community on the National Organic Standards Board!

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

The deadline for nominations to fill upcoming vacancies on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is quickly approaching!
USDA is seeking:
Two individuals who own or operate an organic farming operation, or employees of such individuals
Two individuals who represent public interest or consumer interest groups
One individual who is a USDA-accredited certifying agent
Nominations must be submitted by June 1, 2020 and include a resume and an AD-755 Application form. 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.