USDA National Organic Standards Board: Request for Applications

USDA National Organic Standards Board: Request for Applications

Application Deadline – June 28, 2024

USDA Seeks Nominees to Fill Five
National Organic Standards Board Vacancies

Docket Number: AMS-NOP-23-0089 Dates: Applications must be received by mail or postmarked on or before June 28, 2024.

The National Organic Standards Board was established to assist in developing standards for substances to be used in organic production and to advise the Secretary on the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Through this Notice, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is requesting nominations to fill the following vacancies:

  • One individual who owns or operates an organic farming operation or employee of such individual;
  • Two individuals who own or operate an organic handling operation or employees of such individuals;
  • One individual who owns or operates a retail establishment with significant trade in organic products or employees of such individuals; and
  • One individual with expertise in areas of environmental protection and resource conservation.

Appointees will serve a five-year term beginning January 2025 and ending January 2030. Additionally, AMS seeks applications for a pool of candidates that the Secretary of Agriculture can draw upon as replacement appointees if unexpected vacancies occur.

For more information about the NOSB, time commitments, workload, and how to apply, please visit the NOSB Nominations page.

How to Apply

Written applications must include:

Applications may also include:

  • Cover letter (optional), and
  • Letters of reference (optional). Reference letters will be accepted after the application deadline and can be submitted separately.

Electronic submissions are preferred and should be emailed to

Additional information


Michelle Arsenault, Advisory Committee Specialist, National Organic Standards Board, (202) 997-0115,