MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Commerce, and Consumer Protection is accepting nominations for the Organic Advisory Board until September 17.
Places are available in the organic farmer, organic certification industry and general categories. Members have a three-year term and the board meets quarterly.
A committee made up of DATCP staff and stakeholder representatives will assess the candidates and make recommendations for appointment to the DATCP appointed secretary, Randy Romanski. The new members are expected to start their terms at the meeting of the Organic Advisory Board in October 2021.
The nomination forms explain why nominees would be valuable additions to the board and include two letters of support. Send completed nomination forms to Andrew Bernhardt, DATCP, PO Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708 or email [email protected] If you have any questions, contact Andrew Bernhardt, DATCP Biological Programs Specialist, at 608-572-0512.
The Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council brings together public and private resources to promote Wisconsin’s national leadership position in organic agriculture. By advising the secretary of DATCP and other organizations and agencies on critical organic issues, the council supports organic production, processing, and purchasing opportunities for Wisconsin farmers, processors and consumers. The 12-member board represents the spectrum of Wisconsin’s organic industry, including:
• Three certified organic farmers, preferably reflecting several types of farms (dairy, market garden, etc.).
• Three representatives from the organic business sector.
• A representative of organic consumers.
• A representative of a private non-profit educational organization involved in organic farming.
• A representative of the certification industry.
• Three members at large.