Moratorium Letter Signers
National Organic Coalition
MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association)
Center For Food Safety
Food and Water Watch
Northeastern Organic Dairy Producers Association
Organic Consumers Association
Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association
NOFA Interstate Council
Forrest and Frances Lattner Foundation
Organic Crop Improvement Association
Deep Root Growers Cooperative
New England Farmers Union
Food Democracy Now!
Tuscagora Organic Growers Cooperative
Soil Association (Great Britain)
Organic Growers Alliance (Great Britain)
French National Organic Farmers Federation (France)
Study Network of Organic Greenhouse Growers of the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture (Holland)
Study Network of Organic Arable Farmers in Southwest Netherlands (Holland)
Nautilus Organic (Dutch Organic Growers Association-Holland)
BDEKO (Federation of Biodynamic and Organic Farmers-Holland)
AIAB (Associazione Italiana per l'Agricoltura Biologica- Italy)
AIAB Liguria (Italy)
BOLW (Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft e.V. -Germany)
CAPE (Cooperative pour l'Agriculture de Proximite Ecologique- Canada)
Amis de la Terre Estrie (Canada)
Former NOSB members
Michael Sligh NOSB 1992 to 1996. Founding Chair. Executive Director Rafi
Fred Kirschenmann NOSB 1995 to 1999.
Farmer. President Stone Barns Center For Food and Agriculture, Distinguished Fellow for Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture, Professor of Religion and Philosophy at ISU, Cofounder Farm Verified Organic, Inc.
Dr. Joan Gussow NOSB 1996 to 2000. Professor Emeritus Columbia University, Author
Dave Carter NOSB 2001 to 2005, Former Chair.
Executive Director National Bison Association, USDA Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee on Animals and Animal Products, Consultant with Crystal Springs Consulting Inc.
Jim Riddle NOSB 2001 to 2005. Former Chair.
Farmer at Blue Fruit Farm, Inspector, Trainer, Policy Specialist, Co-author of OTA's American Organic Standards, Outreach Coordinator University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center, Cofounder International Organic Inspectors Association, former University of Minnesota Extension Organic Outreach Coordinator, Ceres Trust.
Goldie Caughlan NOSB 2001 to 2005. Nutrition Education Manager at PCC Natural Markets, Board member Cornucopia Institute.
Dr. Hubert Karreman NOSB 2005 to 2009. Former Chair of the Livestock Committee
Organic veterinarian, member Biodynamic Educators Collaborative
Jeff Moyer NOSB 2005 to 2010. Former Chair.
Executive Director and former Farm Director Rodale Institute, Board Chair for the Seed Farm, Founding and current member of the Pennsylvania Certified Organic, past board member of the Organic Farming Research Foundation, Project member of the Noble Foundation's Soil Renaissance project.
Joe Smillie NOSB 2006 to 2010.
Former Vice President of Quality Assurance International. Former President and board member of the Organic Trade Association.
Kevin Englebert NOSB 2006 to 2010 Farmer at Englebert Farms.
Dr. Barry Flamm NOSB 2008 to 2012. Former Chair
Farmer, Founder and Vice- Chair of the Montana Organic Association, Former Director of the USDA Office of Environmental Quality, Former Senior Staff Member for natural resources and agriculture at the President's Council For Environmental Quality, former teacher of environmental policy at the University of Montana, Former Chief Forester at the Wilderness Society.
Jay Feldman NOSB 2010 to 2014. Former Chair of crops subcommittee. Executive Director Beyond Pesticides
Nick Maravell NOSB 2011 to 2015. Farmer at Nick's Organic Farm.
Jennifer Taylor NOSB 2011 to 2015. Associate Professor Florida A&M University.
Colehour Bondera NOSB 2011 to 2015. Farmer at Kanalani Ohana Farm.
Farmers and Organic Advocates
Eliot Coleman Farmer 4 Season Farm, Author, former Director of IFOAM
Dave Chapman Farmer Long Wind Farm
Dru Rivers Farmer Full Belly Farm
David Miskell Farmer Miskell's Premium Organics
Anais Beddard Farmer Lady Moon Farm
Margit Kaltenekker Hall Farmer Prarie Star Farm
Pete Johnson Farmer Pete's Greens
Dr. Stuart Hill Retired professor of soil zoology, McGill University
Elizabeth Henderson Co-chair NOFA NY Policy Committee
Edward Maltby Farmer Executive Director NOFPA
Terry Shistar Beyond Pesticides
Bob Scowcroft Cofounder and former Executive Director of the Organic Farming Research Foundation,
First Executive Director of the California Certified Organic Farmers
Tom Beddard Farmer Lady Moon Farm
Bart Hall P. Ag. Farmer, former inspector
Bill Duesing Executive Director NOFA CT
Enid Wonnacott Executive Director VT NOFA
Jack Kitteridge Farmer Many Hands Organic Farm, Editor The Natural Farmer
Julie Rawson Farmer Many Hands Organic Farm, Editor The Natural Farmer
Mitch Blumenthal Farmer and Founder/President of Global Organic Specialty Source
Ronnie Cummins Co-founder and International Director of The Organic Consumers Association, Author
Lisa Bunin Former Organic Policy Director for Center For Food Safety
Jim Gerritsen Farmer Wood Prairie Family Farm, President of Organic Seed Growers And Trade Association,
named an Organic Food Champion by the Utne Reader, Agrarian Elder
Megan Gerritsen Farmer Wood Prairie Family Farm, Agrarian Elder
Alan Schofield Farmer Growing With Nature,
Chairman of the Horticultural Standards Committee for the Soil Association, Chairman of the Organic Growers Alliance
Steve Gilman Farmer Policy Coordinator NOFA Interstate Council
Tom Newmark Farmer Finca Luna Nueva,
Co-Founder and Chair Carbon Underground, Founder Sacred Seeds, Trustee American Botanical Council, Founder New Chapter
Patty Lovera Assistant Director Food & Water Watch, former Deputy Director at Public Citizen
Paul Hawken Environmentalist, Entrepreneur, journalist, and author.
Founder of Natural Capital Institute. Former board member of Point Foundation, Center For Plant Conservation, Conservation International, Trust For Public Land, Friends of the Earth, and National Audubon Society
Karl Hammer NOSB 2011 to 2015. Associate Professor Florida A&M
Will Allen Farmer Cedar Circle Farm
Liana Hoodes Former Executive Director NOC
Tom Page Farmer Page's Organics
Frank Morton Farmer Shoulder To Shoulder Farm, Agrarian Elder
Clara Coleman Farmer, Four Season Farm Consulting
Zoe Bradbury Farmer Valley Flora Farm, Agrarian Younger
Amigo Bob Cantisano Consultant, Founder Ecological Farming Conference, Steward of Sustainable Agriculture, Agrarian Elder
Jack Algiere Farmer Four Season Farm at Stone Barns Center, Agrarian Younger
Dan Pullman Manager of Fresh Source Capital, Board of Food and Environment Reporting Network,
Board of Yale Sustainable Food Project, Founding President of Sprout Lenders, Board of FarmPlate
Dr. Will Brinton President Woods End Laboratories
Will Raap Founder Intervale Foundation, Cofounder Gardeners Supply
Barbara Damrosch Farmer Four Season Farm, Journalist Washington Post, Author
Lisa Stokke Co-Founder Food Democracy Now!
Dave Murphy Co-Founder Food Democracy Now!
Dr. William Liebhardt Emeritus UC Davis, Former Director UC Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education Program 1987-2001
Former chief scientist Rodale Institute 1981-1987, professor U of Delaware 1970 to 1981,
Frederic Jobin-Lawler Farmer Abri Vegetal (Canada)
Thea Maria Carlson Co-director Biodynamic Association
Robert Karp Co-director Biodynamic Association, founder New Spirit Farmland Partnerships,
Former Executive Director of Practical Farmers of Iowa, former board chair of Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
Stephan Schneider Farmer, Board member Biodynamic Association, President Hawthorne Valley Farm
Daphne Amory Board member Biodynamic Association, Inspector for Demeter USA
Gregory Georgaklis Board member Biodynamic Association, Founder Farmers To You
Peter Littell Board member Biodynamic Association, President of Biodynamic Farmland Conservation Trust
Terry Brett Board member Biodynamic Association, Co-owner Kimberton Whole Foods
Jim Fullmer Co-Directer Demeter USA
Dr. Larry Phelan Professor of entomology at Ohio State University
Jean-Paul Courtens Farmer Roxbury Farm, former president of the Biodynamic Association, Teacher
Jim Crawford Farmer New Morning Farm, Agrarian Elder
Jake Guest Farmer Killdeer Farm, Agrarian Elder
Betsy Hitt Farmer Peregrine Farm, Agrarian Elder
Gloria Decater Farmer Live Power Community Farm, Agrarian Elder
Stephen Decater Farmer Live Power Community Farm, Agrarian Elder
Carly Delsignore Farmer Tide Mill Organic Farm, Agrarian Elder
Andrea Hazzard Farmer Hazzard Free Farm, Agrarian Elder
Zachary Wolfe Farmer Farm At Locusts on Hudson, Agrarian Elder
Tom Willey Farmer T&D Willey Farms, Agrarian Elder
Bavo van den Idsert Director, Bionext, TheNetherlands