The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking nominations from California market milk producers for three (3) Producer Review Board (Board) positions with terms that expire on December 31, 2021, and three (3) Board positions with terms expiring December 31, 2022. The Board (established by Section 62719 of the California Food and Agriculture Code) currently advises the Secretary in the administration of the Quota Implementation Plan which became effective November 1, 2018. A producer may serve up to two full four-year terms and will not be eligible for re-appointment thereafter. The following Board incumbent members are eligible for reappointment:

  • Charles Ahlem
  • Tony Nunes III
  • William Dyt
  • Kerri Vander Poel
  • Art Van Beek
  • Ted De Groot

All newly appointed or reappointed members of the board will be required to:

  1. fill out required appointment documentation;
  2. complete an annual Conflict of Interest Statement that must include investments, interests in real property, and business positions currently held per CDFA’s Conflict of Interest Code; and
  3. complete Ethics Training and Harassment Prevention Training modules.

To be eligible for an appointment to the Board, a nominee must be a California market milk producer. Nominations must be postmarked or otherwise received by October 31, 2022. Persons interested in serving on the Board, or interested in nominating someone to serve on the Board should submit the nomination form. Legible scanned copies of the signed nomination form may also be e-mailed to pooling@cdfa.ca.gov. Signed nomination forms may be submitted to us by mail at the address below, but we highly recommend forms be submitted by e-mail. Questions regarding the nomination process may be directed to

  • Ellen Walrath: ellen.walrath@cdfa.ca.gov / 916-900-5181
  • David Ko: david.ko@cdfa.ca.gov / 916-900-5110

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