Twelve Seats Open On Standards Committee

Leonardo Academy is seeking applications for 12 vacant seats on the National Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee within the Producer, User, and General Interest categories.

Individuals or representatives of entities that produce, process or use agricultural goods, such as farmers, product handlers, processors, distributors, manufacturers, food service companies, retailers and restaurants, as well as labor groups, consumer groups, agricultural development NGOs, academia and other interested parties that are interested in engaging in a national dialogue on sustainable agriculture, are encouraged to apply.

The 58-member committee is working to develop a national standard for sustainable agriculture under the rules of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The committee consists of a skilled, diverse membership representing a broad range of perspectives from across all areas of agriculture, including commodity and specialty crop producers; agricultural product processors and distributors; food retailers; environmental, labor, and development organizations; NGOs; trade associations; government representatives; academics; regulators and certifiers.

To receive an application for membership on the committee, contact Jennifer Trucks of Leonardo Academy at

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