The Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations to fill five open seats on the National Organic Standards Board.  

The board consists of 15 individuals selected by the department to make recommendations on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances and other issues that are involved in the production, handling and processing of USDA certified organic products.

Each member serves a five-year term and represents a specific sector of the organic community.

The positions open for appointment include: two individuals who own or are employed by an organic farming operation; two individuals who represent public or consumer interest groups; and one individual who is a USDA certifying agent.

Members attend two in-person meetings each year and participate in bi-monthly subcommittee conference calls. The USDA will reimburse members for approved travel and associated lodging expenses.

Interested parties must submit a resume and an AD-755 application form to at the National Organic Program or mail it to: USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Room 2642-S., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250-0268.

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