CCOF Members Encouraged to Join COPAC

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

The California Organic Products Advisory Committee (COPAC) advises the Secretary of Food and Agriculture on issues related to organic standards enforcement and on support for organic agriculture in California through education, outreach, and other activities.

CCOF encourages its members to consider applying to serve on COPAC. There are currently open seats for:

  • 3 producers,
  • 1 processor,
  • 1 environmental representative, and
  • 1 technical representative.

Numerous alternate positions are also open. View the current COPAC roster online.

Producer, processor, and wholesaler members must have derived a substantial portion of their income from organic business activities for at least three years prior to appointment.

To apply, fill out the application form and return it to Laurel Rudolph via email at or by mail to 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. A letter of recommendation is also required.

CCOF policy staff are available to talk with you about serving on COPAC. Direct questions to