About IFOAM North America
IFOAM North America is in the process of becoming an officially established self-organized structure under the umbrella of IFOAM - Organics International. This page will become the landing page for this new regional body.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Following over 18 months of discussion and planning, an initial General Assembly took place in Baltimore on September 22, 2016. The minutes of that meeting are available through the links to the right of this page. Also available here are the Rules of Procedure for IFOAM North America, as agreed at that General Assembly.
From October 18-28, 2016 the election of IFOAM North America's first Board of Directors took place. The profiles of Board candidates can be found here. All current IFOAM - Organics International affiliates from English-speaking countries of North America who have voting member status were eligible to vote in this election.
Results of the election can be found by clicking here. The new Board is scheduled to have its first meeting on January 4, 2017.
An official statement from the Head Office regarding the election results is available by clicking here.
IFOAM North America Membership Meeting and General Assembly September 14, 2017
The organic community is warmly invited to attend the IFOAM North America Membership Meeting and General Assembly on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Harbor I room at the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to pre-register. Registration is free and easy.
You can read the draft Meeting Agenda here. Voting members will be electing the Board of Directors and Officers. You can read the candidate statements here.
Members of the organic community were surveyed about what services they want IFOAM North America to provide. You can read the results of the survey here. The IFOAM NA Board used the results to draft a proposed strategic plan. The IFOAM NA Board invites your comments, suggestion and feedback, and we welcome your discussion at the Membership Meeting and General Assembly. We will also be discussing preparations for the Organic World Congress and General Assembly in India this coming November.
For the Annual Report of IFOAM NA click here.
IFOAM North America NEWS
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
IFOAM North America Board and Officers
President - Brian Baker
Vice President - Sarah Brown
Secretary - Jennifer Taylor
Treasurer - Leslie Zuck
For questions and additional information please send your inquiry to info [at] na.ifoam.bio.