A robust advisory and review process will assure the Institute is delivering high quality work, in compliance with UC standards and the mission of the Institute. A core component of this process is the Institute Advisory Committee (“Advisory Committee”), which will consist of representatives from across California’s organic sector— including growers, UC Cooperative Extension Specialists/Advisors, and one Clif Bar representative.
The Director regularly meets with, and seeks the recommendations of, the Advisory Committee and the UC community in order to identify relevant issues and establish program goals in alignment with industry needs, as well as discuss progress and findings to date.
The composition of the Advisory Committee will be revisited regularly to ensure that it includes the individuals best suited to the needs of the Institute. This will be especially important as Clif and UC ANR collaborate to grow the Institute, expanding the Advisory Committee’s role to cover the Institute’s full scope of work.