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Real Organic Project Standards Board

Please meet the Real Organic Project Standards Board members and read our bios below. We last met to finalize our current standards in late February of 2019, just before our annual Symposium at Dartmouth College.

The Real Organic Project Standards Board in Fairlee, Vermont

Francis Thicke


Franics Thicke speaking to a crowd of organic farmers
Francis Thicke runs Radiance Dairy in Iowa. It is a 736 acre grass-based dairy farm. Francis worked for the USDA Read more…

Eric Sideman


Eric Sideman smiling in a corn field
Eric Sideman is a farmer from New Hampshire who runs a PYO berry operation with his wife. He served on the National Read more…

Cameron Molberg


Cameron Molberg of Greener Pastures Chicken Farm
Cameron Molberg is on a mission to increase the infrastructure needed to improve and grow rural economic Read more…

Jay Feldman


Jay Feldman speaks to a crowd of farmers
Jay Feldman is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides. He has worked tirelessly to deal with the problems Read more…

Linley Dixon



Linley Dixon owns a vegetable farm (marketing through a CSA, farm to school, and at farmers markets) in Durango, Colorado Read More…

Michael Sligh


Michael Sligh with organic farm crops
Michael Sligh is the founding chair of the National Organic Standards Board. He has been a farmer and author and is an advisory Read more…

Kate Duesterberg


Kate Duesterberg and tractors at a farm rally
Kate Duesterberg is a co-manager of the Cedar Circle Farm. Cedar Circle is a non-profit that runs as an educational Read more…

Pete Johnson


Pete Johnson on tractor with Got Dirt? sign at farm rally
Pete Johnson is the founder of Pete’s Greens. He is widely respected for his innovative farming. He organized the Read More…

Paul Muller


Paul Muller of California's Full Belly Farm at the Real Organic Project Symposium in March of 2019
Paul Muller is a co-founder of Full Belly Farm, a 400-acre pioneering farm in the Capy Valley of California. Paul and his Read more…

Jennifer Taylor


Jennifer Taylor at farm rally
Jennifer Taylor and her partner run Lola’s Organic Farm on 32 acres of land once owned by her grandmother Read more

Jim Gerritson


Jim Gerritsen at Vermont farm rally
Jim Gerritsen is co-owner of Wood Prairie Family Farm in Maine. Jim has been a longtime champion of organic Read more…

Anne Lazor


Anne and Jack Lazor at Butterworks Farm
Anne Lazor runs Butterworks Farm with her partner Jack. Known as the first certified organic dairy in Vermont Read more…

Alan Lewis


Alan Lewis Real Natural Grocers
Alan Lewis navigates government affairs and food and agriculture policy for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, a Read more…

Nicole Dehne


Nicole Dehne NOFA VT Real Organic Project
Nicole Dehne is the Certification Director of Vermont Organic Farmers. Nicole has led VOF to a position of Read more…

Dave Chapman


Dave Chapman at a Vermont farm rally Real Organic Project
Dave Chapman runs Long Wind Farm in Vermont. He is a founding member of the Vermont Organic Farmers. He has been Read more…