IFOAM North America

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About IFOAM North America

IFOAM North America is the official self-organized regional body of IFOAM members in Canada, the United States, and the English-speaking Caribbean. Its mission is to educate the public, provide a forum to exchange ideas, and engage in North American-specific activities to advance organic agriculture and its principles, in partnership with IFOAM-Organics International and the global organic community.


After years of discussion and planning, IFOAM members in the region held an initial General Assembly in Baltimore on September 22, 2016. Board members were elected and the IFOAM NA Board held its first meeting in January 2017. Members were surveyed to find out what they wanted IFOAM NA to do and set priorities. Based on the results of the survey, the IFOAM NA Board prepared a Strategic Plan that was presented at the 2017 membership meeting. IFOAM NA was incorporated in the US as a separate legal entity in 2018.


IFOAM North America is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit by the Internal Revenue Service. This is an important step towards fulfilling our mission and is expected to help with our ability to serve the public through programs that advance organic agriculture. Look for a greatly expanded program in 2019. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible charitable donation to IFOAM North America, please contact us at info [at] na.ifoam.bio or mail checks to PO Box 12256, Eugene, OR 97440.

IFOAM North America Membership Meeting and General Assembly  February 20, 2019, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

The organic community is warmly invited to attend the IFOAM North America Membership Meeting and General Assembly on February 20th, 2019. The meeting will be held at the People’s Food Co-operative in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Members will be asked to participate in shaping the organization and elect new Board members.

 You can learn more directly at the registration page linked here.

An agenda and candidate profiles for 2019 will be available after January 11th, 2019.

IFOAM North America seeks nominees to serve on its Board of Directors

The membership will elect three new representatives at the annual meeting in LaCrosse. This newly formed regional body of IFOAM—Organics International has a unique role in bringing the principles and values of organic agriculture worldwide to North America.

Call for

A contract Executive Director and a Call for Nominations to the IFOAM NA Board can be found after clicking on the position name or at IFOAM - OI  section: Jobs& Other opportunities.


 IFOAM North America Board and Officers













President - Brian Baker

Vice President - Sarah Brown

Secretary - Jennifer Taylor

Treasurer -  Leslie Zuck

Dag Falck

Elizabeth Henderson

Shannon Jones

Jeff Moyer

Bob Quinn


For questions and additional information please send your inquiry to info [at] na.ifoam.bio (subject: Inquiry) .

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