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. We seek to advance the landmarks of organic agriculture, including the Principles of Organic Agriculture and Organic 3.0.


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.


The next IFOAM North America Membership Meeting will be held on-line as a virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10 am PST. Please mark your calendars!

We are seeking candidates for the IFOAM North America Board of Directors. Please check our Call for Nominees.

IFOAM North America is also seeking a Regional Body Coordinator. The Job Description can be downloaded here.

 IFOAM North America Board and Officers

IFOAM North America Board 2019
Sarah BrownSarah is a small-scale organic farmer in Oregon, Education Director at Oregon Tilth.
Sarah Brown-President 
Jennifer TaylorJennifer is the grand-daughter of a sharecropper, an organic farmer who serves on the Board of the Organic Farmers Association and is Associate Professor and coordinator of Small Farm Programs at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical  University.
Jennifer Taylor-Vice-President
Steve WalkerSteve is the Operations Manager for MOSA Certified Organic.
Steve Walker-Secretary 
Beth UngerBeth is Regulatory Engagement Manager at CROPP Cooperative.
Beth Unger – Treasurer
Brian BakerBrian is a researcher and consultant with over 30 years of experience working with organic farmers.
Brian Baker 
Dag FalckDag is the Organic Program Manager for Nature’s Path Foods, North America’s dedicated organic only, breakfast foods and snacks company.
Dag Falck 
Shannon JonesShannon is a small-scale organic farmer in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Shannon Jones 
Photo of Margaret ScolesMargaret Scoles serves as Executive Director of IOIA, maintaining their office in Montana since January 1999.
Margaret Scoles 
Leslie ZuckLeslie is an organic farmer in Pennsylvania and General Manager of EcoCert ICO.



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