管理委员会

The Governing Council serves as the governing body of Organic Farmers Association. Each region is represented by two certified organic farmers and one regional organic farm organization. Members are elected by OFA farm-members and serve 2-year terms, up to three consecutive terms. Only our certified organic farm members on the Governing Council have voting rights, while the organization representative serve an important advisory role.

农民s – Voting

加利福尼亚州农民代表
朱迪思雷德蒙德,农民
全腹部农场,金达,加利福尼亚州

史蒂夫贝克,农民
Kings River生产,Inc。那Hanford, CA

中西部地区农民代表
戴夫主教,农民
邮政农场那Atlanta, IL

Abby Lundrigan,农民
特纳农场,辛辛那提,哦

北部地区农民代表
Mike Kelly,农民
高草甸农场,约翰逊溪,威克

哈丽格的爱拉特,农民
甜泉农场,春天山谷,Wi

西部地区农民代表
林利迪克森,农民
Adobe House Farm,Durango,Co

Marcia Litsinger,农民
Churchill Butte有机物,Silver Springs,NV

南部地区农民代表
Jennifer Taylor,农民
萝拉的有机农场,Glenwood,Ga

Shawn Peebles,农民
Shawn Peebles有机农场LLC,奥古斯塔,AR

东北地区农民代表
大卫科尔森,农民
新的叶子农场,达勒姆,我

Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht,农民
夏娃有机农场和市场园林,河边,纽约

Advisory – Non-Voting

加州组织代表
菲尔拉科卡那椅子
加利福尼亚认证有机农民(CCOF)

中西部地区组织Representative
Renee Hunt.那Program Director
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA)

北部地区组织代表
大卫珀金斯, 总统
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)

西部地区组织代表
Becky Weed, 董事会
蒙大拿有机协会(MOA)

南部地区组织Representative
Keith Richards那Program Director
南方可持续农业工作组(SSAWG)

东北地区组织代表
埃德马尔耳鸣那Executive Director
东北有机乳制品生产商联盟(Nodpa)

赞助座位
Sam Malriat
Rodale研究所

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理事会传记

加利福尼亚州

朱迪思雷德蒙德农民 -Member-at-Large
肚子养殖场

我是全腹部农场的共同主。自1985年以来,我们一直在耕种,种植蔬菜,水果,鲜花和鸡蛋幼鸽。我认为,合作,诚信和联盟建设是公众话语的关键部分,但如果没有有机农民的真实角度发表讲话,则监管结构将继续有利于非有机模式。我们需要保护认证有机标签的含义和完整性,并支持家庭农民在NOSB上的工作。有机农业也很重要,占公共研究资金的公平份额。

史蒂夫贝克农民
Kings River生产,Inc。

I have been farming organically since 1990, I have farmed in California, Arizona and Mexico. I enjoy the challenges of organic production and how important it is to feed the soil and not the plant. I believe that the organic community needs to stand united and be transparent in our dealings to show our integrity here in the USA and our commitment to organic production. We must bring all of our voices together, whether we produce plants or livestock organically because we can help each other get into new markets. As a member of the California Organic Products Advisory Committee I help write and evaluate many of the State Organic Program current and future laws and regulations here in the State of California and I believe that this experience will help me make informed and solid decisions at a national level with the OFA Governing Council.

菲尔拉科卡椅子
加利福尼亚认证有机农民,CCOF

菲尔和他的妻子Judy自1984年以来一直在农业洛杉矶葡萄园。他们开始耕种110英亩的赤霞珠Sauvignon和梅洛葡萄酒,并将葡萄园转化为蓬勃发展,成功的有机操作。Larocca Vineyards位于Lassen山的下南坡2600英尺高度,土壤富含矿物质。1991年,Larocca Vineyards在Larocca葡萄园标签下发布了第一个有机葡萄酒。今天,菲尔农场有下一代洛杉卡家族。自1975年以来菲利普一直是加州认证的有机农(CCOF)的成员,并当选总统,1997年他是在美国的有机标准和国家有机标准的写作产生了重大影响。Phil Larocca拥有加州州立大学圣何塞和加州州立大学硕士学位的艺术学士学位。他和朱迪结婚了40多年,有三个孩子和四个孙子。

中西部地区

戴夫主教农民
邮政农场

PrairiErth与多样化的作物是一个300英亩的农场nd livestock and has been certified organic since 2004. Dave and his family also run the 100-acre farm where Dave grew up. Over these combined 400 acres, the Bishops grow organic corn, soybeans, oats, wheat, livestock forages, vegetables, fruit, and flowers and produce organic beef, pork, eggs and honey. They sell at local farmers’ markets and to restaurants and stores. They also offer a vegetable CSA and winter CSA. PrairiErth Farm has been participating in research with the University of Illinois for many years. Current research is studying the impact of various cover crop mixtures on weed suppression, soil microbial activity, and field productivity. The Bishops are passionate about growing organically, a system Dave adopted after years of conventional farming. Dave said he sees organic farming as a way to limit “our ecological footprint by caring for the earth, not just for us, but for future generations.” They’ve reduced their “footprint” even further by using solar-powered pasture fencing and livestock watering systems. Dave has advocated in DC with NSAC for organic and local food issues, both in writing the farm bill and in the appropriations process. He currently serves as President of the Illinois Food, Farms, and Jobs Council, a Governor appointed entity created to advise the Governor and the Legislature on agricultural issues.

Abby Lundrigan农民
Turner Farm

Although Abby has been farming for less than a decade, she was quickly promoted into a leadership role at Turner Farm and has worked diligently during that time to build and improve on her farm’s strong and longstanding foundations of organic practices. Abby is deeply passionate about her work, and about expanding the understanding and awareness of what certified organic practices entail, and how these practices fit into our role as stewards of our environment, our health, and our communities. Her role with Turner Farm affords her an opportunity to share with consumers and those we educate through our internship and cooking classes, what “certified organic” truly means. As public awareness of farming practices and food labeling simultaneously grows and becomes increasingly convoluted, I hope to be involved in the larger conversation about how certified organic farmers and practices can continue to evolve and differentiate themselves. She is also passionate about the role that young and “new” farmers can play in this conversation, and advocates for their perspective and increased participation. Turner Farm is one of three working farms remaining within the village of Indian Hill. It has been in operation since the early 1800’s. In 1994, it became a farm devoted to growing organically and currently is certified organic for microgreens, seedlings, wheatgrass, mixed vegetables, berries, flowers, herbs, popcorn, mushrooms, and pasture.

Renee Hunt.计划总监 -Secretary
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA)

Renee为可持续和有机农业团体工作了近二十年的教育和宣传工作。While national coalitions (which I’ve actively been a part of/taken lead roles in) are helping to advance organic farmer policy issues, it’s become clear to me, and to OEFFA, that organic farmers need a seat at the table, and their own voice in the policy arena and in the media. Renee has a strong knowledge base and adds to our organization’s expertise on organic farming and organic certification. OEFFA has strong communications and outreach programs and proudly supports OFA’s advancement.

北部地区

Mike Kelly农民
高草甸农场

我的家人和我在2009年开始了一个社区支持的农业计划乐动体育app下载,今天在农场朋友,志愿者和员工的帮助下,在我们华丽,维护的40英亩认证的有机农场上提高了有机蔬菜,家禽和绵羊。我们的CSA拥有200多名成员,我们还销售批发账户,并与当地企业有工作场所关系。我在博览会董事会担任博览会董事会,目前担任杰斐逊县和农民联盟水委员会的县主管。在农业之前,我作为公用事业主管职业生涯。我非常有兴趣促进有机农业,从我的工作中促进农场,通过我作为县主管的地位。

哈丽格的爱拉特农民
甜泉农场

我目前为政策委员会提供服务,并已参与联邦,州和地方政策倡导20多年。我用摩西工作多年,因为他们的有机专家,是NSAC和NOC的积极成员。我与威斯康星大学的有机谷物项目(Ograin)合作。我也是一家批准的食品安全联盟培训师,用于食品安全。我是WI有机咨询委员会的联合主席,聘请我的县保护委员会,即我的城镇计划委员会主席。我是在WI NRCS国家技术委员会。我是国家有机标准委员会的副主席。自1989年以来,我已经经过认证的有机农场。多年来,作为一个有机检查员和教育者,我已经访问过2000多个有机农场和世界各地的加工设施,但大多在中西部,我从中获得了共同的知识有机农场使用的感应方法,以满足其管理挑战。

大卫珀金斯总统
中西部有机与可持续教育服务(摩西)

大卫,他的妻子,倒钩和三个孩子于1994年成立了佛蒙特州谷社区农场,这是一个超过2,000名成员的CSA。乐动体育app下载经过1999年的经过认证的有机,该农场将于2003年扩大了其特派团,包括有机种子马铃薯生产。大卫在全国对CSA,蔬菜生产和财务管理的口语,并致力于协助开始的农民。他曾在几个董事会上服务。事先职业生涯包括立法预算分析师,农业政策分析师和农艺师。

Western Region

林利迪克森农民
Adobe House Farm

生物/陈述:在过去的10年里,我们的家人开始努力建立我们的农场业务,最后购买我们可以生活并继续增长的农场。这种经历将我暴露给新的有机农民面临的挑战,以获得开始和成功。我在植物和土壤科学和植物病理学博士学位。我的希望是,您可以帮助确保USDA有机标准和执行继续代表有机社区的价值观和绝大多数美国农场的方式,这是维持健康的土壤和牧场的责任。乐动体育app下载在过去的十年中,我们在杜兰戈,CO中养殖了3英亩的蔬菜,并致力于土壤健康。我们将市场直接到当地餐馆,SWFF当地分销合作社,詹姆斯牧场和杜兰戈农民市场。我们的专业是土壤种植温室西红柿,沙拉蔬菜,辣椒和草莓。日常业务由我的丈夫,彼得迪克森和兄弟,Reid Smith管理。我是夜晚的真实有机项目的副主任,番茄修剪夜晚。

Marcia Litsinger,农民
丘吉尔屁股有机物

玛西娅自1998年以来一直经过认证,自1982年以来一直在有机成长。她担任内华达有机咨询委员会作为副主席作为主席。她是自2001年3月以来的IOIA培训的有机检查员。她的农场是伟大的盆地社区食品合作社的创始农场之一,她在该委员会终局提供了两项条款。乐动体育app下载奥巴马总统任命了她向FSA州委员会,她曾在其担任过7 1/2岁时。她于2015年开始拨款 - 2015年的非营利性NOP认证服务,直到2018年持续到2018年。

Becky WeedBoard of Directors
蒙大拿有机协会(MOA)

贝基杂草和她的丈夫戴夫泰勒在西南蒙大拿州的十三里英里农场30年(1999年以来认证)。他们主要经过一群经过认证的有机草皮羊群,尽管它们的操作包括羊毛加工厂(2003-2017),以及间歇性的有机牛和小型商业蔬菜。贝基的员工之一是购买并继续羊毛磨机,开放贝基的时间,将她的焦点更充分地归还她的土地,整合庄稼和牲畜,并更广泛地融入农业。Becky曾在蒙大拿州牧董董事会,野生农场联盟,人民和食肉动物委员会,最近加入了蒙大拿州有机协会的董事会。她还致力于在莱达湖地区和畜牧业中央牧场牧场经营的保护与科学委员会,继续她在农业和保护界面终身兴趣。在参与农业之前,Becky在哈佛(B.A.)和缅因大学(M.S.)的地质科学中有十多年的地质学家。在地球上一些最疯狂的地方的研究中的混合背景以及一些极其城市地区的危险废物清理继续影响贝基的农业的看法和希望。自2002年以来,蒙大拿州有机协会一直是蒙大拿州的有机社区的声音。乐动体育app下载MOA认为,有机运动是保持小家庭农场可行的最佳希望,同时为社区提供清洁,营养和安全的食物;乐动体育app下载帮助通过支持农业多样性来帮助保护我们的食品系统; and contributing to a healthier environment which helps protect our precious wildlife and natural resources. MOA’s mission is to advocate and promote organic agriculture for the highest good of the people, the environment and the state’s economy.

南部地区

Jennifer Taylor农民 -Vice President
Lola’s Organic Farm

詹妮弗·泰勒Steeri目前是ng Committee and us the Vice Chair of the OFA Policy Committee. She would like to continue her service on the Governing Council. Jennifer Taylor is an associate professor in the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) and served on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, the Honorable Tom Vilsack January, 2011 – January, 2016. She also farms in Southern Georgia at Lola’s Organic Farm. The farm is USDA Certified Organic family owned/operated farm located in beautiful Glenwood, Georgia. They sell organic fruits and vegetables and host workshops. Lola’s Organic Farm is named after Taylor’s grandmother, a sharecropper who eventually bought it and farmed successfully. Taylor’s interest in agriculture was sparked by the joy her grandmother took from farming. “I think she would be happy to see what we’re doing on the farm… she would be tickled,” Taylor said. At Florida A&M University, Taylor serves as the coordinator of the FAMU Statewide Small Farm Program. Her role on the NOSB included serving as a member of the NOSB Policy Development Committee, and she was assigned to chair the Materials Committee. Through her responsibilities in the FAMU Cooperative Extension Program, Taylor has made a major impact on the organic farming community in North Florida through growing initiatives such as the various growers’ markets in the Tallahassee community, bio-fuels awareness and development, and many sustainable agriculture initiatives to support limited-resource farmers and their families.

Shawn Peebles农民
Shawn Peebles Organic Farm LLC

生物/陈述:我们的农场是有机的。我是第三代农民。我早早开始耕种,并在20年前在我自己分支出来。我于2009年转换为有机农业。我们农场约1500英亩。我们种植红薯,射灯,黑眼豌豆,大豆和玉米。我们发现令人兴奋的是寻找新的作物,以每年增加和多元化。我处理了一些进入农业操作的各个方面。我是手和充分参与经营中的每决定。我目前为美国农业部的专业作物委员会服务。我还在Dicamba专业工作组上供应。 I enjoy speaking at meetings and conventions to share my knowledge and experience with others. I think organic farming is the future and want to see it grow. I will stand tall for my beliefs and advocate for what I believe in.

Keith Richards那Program Director
南方可持续农业工作组(SSAWG)
Keith Richards worked for Southern SAWG in several capacities since 1993, serving as Working Group Coordinator, Program Manager for the Community Food Program and Enterprise Development Program, Executive Director and as a member of the funding development team. He coordinated the development and implementation of thousands of conference sessions and training projects to meet the needs of family farmers and community-based organizations in the South. Prior to his work with Southern SAWG, Keith was the marketing manager for the Ozark Organic Growers Association, a coop of small organic farmers in the Ozarks bioregion. In the 1980s he helped develop a sustainable training farm using biodynamic methods in mid-Missouri, and later managed an organic farm in northern California, producing apples, raspberries and Asian pears. Keith has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Central Florida, served a two-year apprenticeship at Gasconade Farm in Missouri.. He grew up in a farming community in northern Iowa.

Northeast Region

大卫科尔森农民 -总统
新叶养殖场
我目前为某个指导委员会提供服务,并希望继续在理事会上服务。作为新叶片农场的所有者/运营商,我是当地和有机食品的早期倡导者。30多年来,我们的家人为自1985年以来,我们的家人为天然食品店和餐馆生产了蔬菜和草药,营销认证有机产品。我在农业中有一个BA,多年来呈现出众多农场会议以及成为一个特色的农场东北有机网络(霓虹灯)。哥尔森家族举办了数十家农场学徒,许多人在缅因州开始自己的有机农业行动。新的叶片农场是绿色粪便旋转的早期适配器,用于生育,利用番茄生产的利用以及将Mesclun Salad融合到波特兰地区的餐厅。2011年,我与缅因州有机农民和园丁协会一起举行了一个职位,利用我在农业的经验与缅因州的农民一起获得资源,以使其运营成功。Mofga是该国最大的有机农业组织之一,拥有超过11,000名成员和超过500岁的经过认证的有机农场和处理器。作为农业服务总监,我监督与农民直接合作的方案和工作人员,以帮助生产,营销,业务规划和食品安全挑战。我目前的农业活动涉及干草生产,一个小果园和家庭花园。

Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht农民
Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market

生物/声明:夏娃Kaplan-Walbrecht husband Chris founded Garden of Eve organic farm in 2001, dedicated to providing delicious organic vegetables, fruits and beautiful flowers and to “making changes in the world by living them.” Invited to sell some extra produce from their garden (zucchini!) at a local farmers market they made $40 and were launched on their farming career. In the 20 years since then, they have expanded and now grow 60 acres of certified organic vegetables, flowers, raise 1500 pastured laying hens, and oversee a team of 20 at the height of the season. Garden of Eve sells produce through a large on-farm Market, 3 farmers markets, and nearly 1,000 households participating in their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs at 20 locations in New York City and on Long Island. Eve holds a BA from Harvard in Environmental Science and a MS in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has also worked as a land preservation advocate with the North Fork Environmental Council and as Principal Planner for the Town of Southampton. In Eve’s over 20 years of operating a family-scale organic farm, She has been constantly challenged to overcome the innumerable challenges that farmers face, as well as the ways that the chemical farming industry overrides the interests of real farmers in national policy. She is a longtime supporter of several OG watchdog groups and has seen how “Big Food” continues to try to water down the organic standards that the rest of us work so hard to uphold. She is well qualified for the OFA Governing Council with her skills in advocacy and lobbying, through her longtime involvement in land planning and farmland preservation on the North Fork of Long Island. She has worked with groups both inside and outside of local government to help secure the preservation of large tracts of vulnerable land including what became the Hallock State Park; North Fork County Park, and farmland that has now been preserved for perpetuity through Purchase of Development Rights.

埃德马尔耳鸣Executive Director –财务主管
Northeast Organic Producers Alliance

Ed, Executive Director of the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, is a producer with over 50 years experience managing conventional and organic dairy, beef, sheep and vegetable enterprises on a variety of different farms in Europe and the United States. For the past thirty years, Ed has worked with regional farms to cooperatively market their products into mainstream markets, ranging from direct marketing of lambs and organic produce, to establishing a cooperative of dairy farmers who direct market their own brand of milk in Western Massachusetts. Since 2005, Ed has worked as Executive Director of the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (NODPA,www.nodpa.com.)是一个有机家庭农场成员组织,致力于保留有机诚信和农民可持续的支付价格。他与中西部和西部的群体合作,以帮助形成一个国家伞组织,有机乳制品农民联合会(食品农民),为有机乳制品农场提供国家声音。自身权限开始以来,该组织已成为公认的有能力的national voice on organic dairy policy. Ed has served on the National Organic Coalition Board and Executive Committee; has taken a lead in creating NOP rules for Organic Dairy; advocates in DC for important policy development and implementation within the USDA; and extensively contributed to the written body of organic dairy policy. In addition, he was one of the leaders who successfully defeated the industry supported federally mandated Organic Check-Off with the No-Organic Check-off campaign. Ed Maltby was the organic dairy industry representative on the USDA’s Dairy Industry Advisory Committee, convened during the Obama administration in response to the economic crisis facing the US dairy industry. He is also the General Manager for an organically certified slaughterhouse in central Massachusetts.

AboutRodale研究所

Rodale研究所is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. For seventy years, the Institute has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet. Learn more atRodaleInstitute.org