Organic Regulatory Update and Policy Primer 

Politics and Policy

Friday, February 3

 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Organic is the most highly regulated food system in the world. Join us for activity updates from the agencies and individuals at the center of regulatory and legislative affairs for this $39 billion sector. Our panelists will also discuss the most effective means of engaging with the regulatory structures that shape organic policy. From the USDA and the National Organic Program, to the National Organic Standards Board and the Food and Drug Administration and beyond, you'll learn about the key issues that are currently up for consideration and the most effective ways to engage.

Speakers: Chris Schreiner, Executive Director, Oregon Tilth; Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affair, Organic Trade Association; Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator, National Organic Program; Scott Rice, Accreditation and Quality Manager, Washington State Dept. of Agriculture/National Organic Standards Board Member