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USDA’s Fruit & Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently accepting nominations from qualified fruit and vegetable industry members to fill 10 seats on the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. This Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on issues related to the programs and services that USDA provides to the produce industry.  

Learn How You Can Serve

The Committee is composed of 25 members from every commercial capacity within the fruit and vegetable industry:

  • Growers/Producers
  • Wholesalers/ Distributors
  • Importers/Exporters
  • Processors
  • Farmers Market Managers
  • Food Hubs
  • Association leaders
  • Retail/Restaurant
  • Food Service suppliers
  • State departments of agriculture

Other Factors:

  • Organic and conventional produce
  • U.S. Geographic location
  • Commodity Type
  • Technical expertise such as food safety, quality assurance, supply chain management

If you currently serve in one of the above-mentioned agricultural capacities and are interested in serving on the Committee, please see the fact sheet and the required background clearance form AD-755 for further information. 

Please contact Marlene Betts with any questions. 

Please submit your nominations by September 1, 2017.