CropLife America Chairman Eric Wintemute has nominated CLA president and CEO Jay Vroom to the new ag advisory committee being formed by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Nominations are currently being accepted by EPA for its Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee, according to Wintemute, who was acting on behalf of the CropLife board of directors.

"Jay Vroom is eminently qualified to contribute to the function and purpose of this Committee both from the perspective of his leadership of the plant science industry, but also Vroom's broader agriculture experience,” he said.

The letter of nomination details Vroom's life-long association with agriculture from his being raised on the family farm in Illinois to the many agriculture issues he has championed on behalf of CropLife America and the global crop science network of CropLife International.

In his nearly 20-year service as CEO of CropLife, Mr. Vroom has served on the EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee and numerous advisory committees established to support the Food Quality Protection Act.

His family farm was one of the first participants in the soil conservation programs established by the U. S. government in the last century, and Vroom has seen to the continuation of these farming practices today as the principal owner of that Illinois farm land.