ODA Looking TO Fill CAFO Committee Opening

Black and white cows crowded in a muddy feedlot,Central valley, California

The Oregon Department of Agriculture’s CAFO Program has an open membership seat available for one position representing the public for the CAFO Advisory Committee. The CAFO Advisory Committee was formed in October 2002. The CAC membership includes technical advisors from various agencies, representatives from the different types of permitted CAFO operations including beef, poultry, dairy and swine, and two members of the public who volunteer their time.

Oregon Department of Agriculture strives for open and inclusive communication with the public and regulated communities regarding ODA’s regulatory activities.  The committee membership consisting of industry and public members allows for open and constructive dialogue representing a variety of perspectives about the program’s operations.  ODA also collects input from the Advisory Committee and the general public on proposed CAFO rules or rule revisions.

Meetings and location:

CAC meetings are held three times a year on the second Thursday of April, July and October from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The meetings are held at the ODA Salem office, but if you are unable to attend in person, call-in information or virtual options are available.  All CAC meetings are open to the public.  You can access and listen to past CAC meeting recordings (under “Minutes”) and access meeting agendas.

If you are interested in being considered for a Public Seat on the CAFO Advisory Committee, please provide:

A letter of interest and qualifications

Applicants may attach letters of support from an organization if they represent an organization, but this is not a required part of the public member application.

Email your letter of interest to [email protected] or mail to:

Wym Matthews, Manager
CAFO Program
Oregon Department of Agriculture
635 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

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