Reggie Brown, executive vice president of the Maitland-based Florida Tomato Exchange, said being a member of the technical committee has provided him insight on the complexity of agricultural trade negotiations.
The USDA is seeking new members for both the Fruit and Vegetable Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee and the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee, Scott said in a March 13 e-mail. Scott said nominations are accepted at any time and appointments are typically made for a period of four years.
Members of the committees aren’t compensated for time or travel.
Scott urged those interested in serving on the advisory committees to go to the web site for more information on membership criteria and nomination procedures. Questions may be directed to Steffon Brown or Bob Spitzer at 202-720-6219 or via e-mail to Steffon.Brown@fas.usda.gov or Bob.Spitzer@fas.usda.gov.