USDA’s National Organic Program has announced the appointment of six new members to the National Organic Standards Board. The five-year terms begin on January 25. The new members are Harriet Behar, senior organic specialist at the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, environmental protection and resource conservation seat; Jesse Buie, president of Ole Brook Organics Inc., organic producer seat; Emily Oakley, founding partner and co-owner of Three Springs Farm (author of National Young Farmers Coalition’s Guide to Organic Certification), organic producer seat; Scott Rice, organic accreditation and quality manager at Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Program, accredited certifying agent seat; Vena Romero-Briones, food and agricultural consultant for the First Nations Development Institute, public/consumer interest seat; and Daniel Seitz, executive director for the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education, public/consumer interest seat. Learn more about NOSB on the “Advocacy” pages of OTA’s website.
USDA names six to NOSB
January 5, 2016 in Government Affairs & Policy
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