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Applications wanted for Texas Organic Agricultural Industry Advisory Board

Deadline for applications is Friday, December 18th

By Diego Flammini, Farms.com

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is looking for applicants to occupy spots on the Texas Organic Agricultural Industry Advisory Board.

“The Organic Agricultural Industry Advisory Board is an integral part of leading the charge to promote the organic agriculture industry in Texas,” Commissioner Miller said. “By working together, we have been able to draw on the collective expertise of our board members to raise awareness about this dynamic segment of the industry and foster continued growth in this area of Texas agriculture.”

The 12 spots that need to be filled are:

  • 4 organic producers
  • 2 organic retailers
  • 1 organic distributor
  • 1 organic processor
  • 1 person representing a Texas trade association for the organic agricultural sector
  • 1 person representing Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • 1 technical advisor employed by a higher education institution or a government agency as a researcher or instructor
  • 1 person representing the public

Texas legislators created the advisory board in 2007 in an effort to help the Texas Department of Agriculture evaluate the state’s organic industry, make recommendations, promote and expand the industry.

There are approximately 146 organic certified producers in Texas and according to the 2014 Organic Survey, the Lone Star State houses about 127,000 organic acres of farmland and generated $199 million worth of organic sales in 2014.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Texas Organic Agricultural Industry Advisory Board must apply by Thursday, December 31st.

Join the conversation and tell us if you’ll consider applying for a position on the advisory board.


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