Governing Council

The Governing Council serves as the governing body of Organic Farmers Association.  Each region is represented by two certified organic farmers and one regional organic farm organization.  Members are elected by OFA farm-members and serve 2-year terms, up to three consecutive terms.  Only our certified organic farm members on the Governing Council have voting rights, while the organization representative serve an important advisory role.

Farmers – Voting

California Farmer Representatives
Judith Redmond, Farmer
Full Belly Farm, Guinda, CA


Midwest Region Farmer Representatives
Dave Bishop, Farmer
PrairiErth Farm, Atlanta, IL

Dave Campbell, Farmer
Lily Lake Organic Farm, Maple Park, IL

North Central Region Farmer Representatives
Mike Kelly, Farmer
High Meadow Farm, Johnson Creek, WI

Harriet Behar, Farmer
Sweet Springs Farm, Spring Valley, WI

Western Region Farmer Representatives
Linley Dixon, Farmer
Adobe House Farm, Durango, CO

Marcia Litsinger, Farmer
Churchill Butte Organics, Silver Springs, NV

Southern Region Farmer Representatives
Jennifer Taylor, Farmer
Lola’s Organic Farm, Glenwood, GA

Shawn Peebles, Farmer
Shawn Peebles Organic Farm LLC, Augusta, AR

Northeast Region Farmer Representatives
David Colson, Farmer
New Leaf Farm, Durham, ME

Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht, Farmer
Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market, Riverhead, NY

Advisory – Non-Voting

California Organization Representative
Phil LaRocca, Chair
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)

Midwest Region Organization Representative
Renee Hunt, Program Director
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA)

North Central Region Organization Representative
David Perkins, President
Marbleseed (formerly MOSES)

Western Region Organization Representative
Becky Weed, Board of Directors
Montana Organic Association (MOA)

Southern Region Organization Representative
Brooke Gentile, Executive Director
Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK)

Northeast Region Organization Representative
Ed Maltby, Executive Director
Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (NODPA)

Sponsor Seat
Sam Malriat
Rodale Institute

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