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How to Submit a Nomination for Advisory Committee Membership

USDA is seeking nominations for all of its committees. Over 4,000 opportunities to serve on advisory committees are routinely available as the term of each member expires. We are interested in a wide range of professionals including scientists, representatives of interest groups, educators, and business leaders. Individuals and organizations who wish to nominate experts for any USDA advisory committee should submit a letter to the Secretary listing these individuals' names and business address, phone, and e-mail contact information. These individuals may be contacted to determine their interest in serving as a committee member.

Candidates who wish to be considered for any committee should submit an Application for Advisory Committee Membership (PDF) and resume to the Secretary of Agriculture. Cover letters should be addressed to the Secretary of Agriculture.

All nomination materials should be mailed in a single, complete package to: Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 20250

USDA has special interest in assuring that women, minority groups, and the physically disabled are adequately represented on these advisory committees. We encourage and welcome nominations for female, minority, or disabled candidates. Please note, however, that Federally-registered lobbyists and individuals already serving on another Federal advisory committee are ineligible for nomination. All nominees will be vetted before selection.

For more information about USDA's Advisory Committees
Contact: Ashlee Johnson
White House Liaison Office
14th and Independence, SW
Whitten Bldg. 507-A
Washington, D.C. 20250
Phone: 202-720-2406
Email: mailto:ashlee.johnson@osec.usda.gov