U.S. Organic Certification
Organizations & Local Chapters

The following list is organized
alphabetically according to state.

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Organic Crop Improvement Association

OCIA #1
David Haenn
Eric Ardapple, President
P.O. Box 99
Mount Judea
AR
72655
501-434-5594
501-434-5265 fax


Organic Crop Improvement Association

OCIA #2
Mike and Cindy Moore
PO Box 12
Waddell
AZ
85355
602-975-2109


Organic Crop Improvement Association - #1
Don & Carol Minchella
HCR 1 Box 138
Wilcox
AZ
85643
602 384-5205

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
Diane Bowen
Executive Director
1115 Mission Street
Santa Cruz
CA
95060
409-423-2263

Nutriclean Organic Certification Program
Eric Engbeck
Director
One Kaiser Plaza
Suite 901
Oakland
CA
94612
510-832-1415
510-832-0359 fax

Organic Crop Improvement Association
#1
Bill Reichle
Box 200
Ballico
CA
95380
209-632-6424

Quality Assurance International
Griffith McClellan
Director
12526 High Bluff Drive
Suite 300
San Diego
CA
92130
619-792-3531
619-792-8348 fax

Colorado Dept. of Agriculture
Division of Plant Industry
Don Guyagos
Agriculture Program Specialist III
700 Kipling Street, Suite 4000
Lakewood
CO
80215
303-239-4140

Organic Crop Improvement Association
#1
Mel Coleman
5140 Race Court, #4
Denver
CO
80216
303-297-9393

Northeast Organic Farmers Association
NOFA-CT
Pat Beardsley
PO Box 11
Gaylordsville
CT
06755
203-929-3080

Florida Certified Organic Growers FCOG)
Marty Mesh
Ellen Huntley
PO Box 12311
Gainesville
FL
32604
904-377-6345
904-377-6345 fax

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #2
Jerry Hartlein
PO Box 85
Graham
FL
32042
904-485-1350

Georgia Organic Growers Association
Larry Conklin
PO Box 567661
Atlanta
GA
30356
404-621-4642

Hawaii Bio-Organic Growers Association
Robert Faust
Managing Officer
PO Box 800
Honolulu
HI
96726
808-328-2083
808-328-9760 fax

Hawaii Kauai Organic Growers Association (OGA)
Phil Sheldon
President
4480 Omao Road
Koloa
HI
96756
808)742-1479
808)742-1479 fax

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
David Nees
2110 - 210th Street
Early
IA
50535
712-273-5396

Idaho Dept. of Agriculture
James Boatman
2270 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise
ID
83701
208-334-2623


Idaho Department of Agriculture

James R. Boatman
Chief, Bureau of Market Inspections
P.O. Box 790
2270 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise
ID
83701-0790
208/334-2623

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Martha Smith
Administrative Assistant
PO Box 880
Bloomington
IL
61702-0880
800-701-6242

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Cissy Bowman
President
8364 S SR 39
Clayton
IN
46118-9178
317-539-6935

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Larry Yost
Rt. 3, Box 85
Scott city
KS
67871
316-872-5530

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #2
David Warriner
Rt. 1, Box 488
Perry
KS
66073
913-597-5867

Organic Crop Improvement Association
Diane Dysart
PO Box 133
Whiting
KS
66552
913-873-3431

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #3
Rosalia Stephens
HCI Box 19
Jennings
KS
67643
913-678-2474

Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Kathy Aman
Program Coordinator
100 Fairoaks Lane
Suite 252
Frankfort
KY
40601
502-564-6571
502-564-7852 fax

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Craig Roussel
Director of Hort. Programs
Peter Grandi
PO Box 3118
Baton Rouge
LA
70821-3118
504-925-7772
504-925-3760 fax

Massachusetts Organic Growers Association (MOGA)
Mr. Bruce Dobratz
1653 State Road
Plymouth
MA
02360
508-746-6073

Northeast Organic Farmers Association
NOFA-MA
Ed McGlew
140 Chestnut
West Hatfield
MA
01088
413-247-9264

Maryland Organic Certification Program
Maryland Dept. of Agriculture
Dottie Smith
Robert Pooler or Jim Duffy
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Room 210
Annapolis
MD
21401
410-841-5770

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
MOFGA
Nancy Ross
PO Box 2176
Augusta
ME
04338
207-622-3118

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Tom Summers
3915 Dearing Road
Parma
MI
49269
517-788-7728

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #2
Dean Berden
2125 Wheeler
Snover
MI
48472
810-672-9497

Organic Growers Of Michigan
Grey Larison
State Chair
135 E. 120 Street
Grant
MI
49327
616)834-5481

Living Farms, Inc.
Ardell Anderson
Box 50
Tracy
MN
56175
507)629-4431
507)629-4253 fax

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Roger & Vickie McDonough
Rt. 1, Box 203B
Mazeppa
MN
55956
507-843-5863

Organic Growers & Buyers Association (OGBA)
Roni Brunner
Executive Director
1405 Silver Lake Road
New Brighton
MN
55112
612-636-7933
612)636-4135 fax

Organic Verification Organization of NA
OVONA
Matthew Moe
PO Box 146
Hitterdale
MN
56552
218-962-3264
218-962-3264 fax

United States Assurance Laboratories (USAL)
Luddene E. Perry
Managing Director
4150 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis
MN
55412
612)522-8224
612)228-9937 fax

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Susan and Curtis Bennett
11101 North Route Z
Hallsville
MO
65255
314-696-2356

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1 (NC)
Randy Hinebauch
President
Box 700
Chinook
MT
59527
406-357-3340

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #2 NE)
Bernard Pease
HCR 80, Box 75
Lambert
MT
59243
406-774-3708

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #3 (SW/Oakham)
Lu Ann Crowley
PO Box 7414
Missoula
MT
59807
406-721-4331

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #4 (Mycorrhiza)
John Tester
Box 709
Big Sandy
MT
59520
406-378-3182

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Marjorie Bender
Executive Director
Sarah Slover
Certification Coordinator
115 W. Main
Carrboro
NC
27510
919-968-1030
efsa@sunsite.unc.edu

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Ruth Kemp
1834 Sleepy Creek Road
Dudley
NC
28333
919-735-1527

Farm Verified Organic, Inc. (FVO)
Annie Kirschenmann
Program Manager
RR#1 Box 40A
Medina
ND
58467
701)486-3578
701)486-3580 fax

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Darlene Kerzmann
HC 2, Box 88
Garrison
ND
58540
701-743-4370

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #2
Tom & Jim Krzmarzick
HCR 2, Box 38
Garrison
ND
58540
701-337-5813

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #3
Richard Zundel
7077 County Road 34
Edgeley
ND
58433
701-647-2628

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Mike Herman
1216 D Street
Auroua
NE
68818
402-854-3195

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #2
Bernard Culek, Jr.
HC 54, Box 8A
Kimball
NE
69145
308-235-2840

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Markets
Vickie Smith
PO Box 2042
Concord
NH
03302
603-271-3685
603-271-1109 fax

Northeast Organic Farmers Association
NOFA-NJ
Donna Batcho
Executive Director
Emily B. Rosen or Amy Hansen
Technical Support Director
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington
NJ
08534
609-737-6848
609)737-3075 fax

New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission
William Friedman
Director
PO Box 3628
Albuquerque
NM
87190
505-266-0649

New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission
Richard Pate
Agency Director of Organic Commodity Commission
118 Amherst Dr. NE
Albuquerque
NM
87106-1303

Northeast Organic Farmers Association
NOFA-NY
Patricia Kane
Administrator
472 Monkey Run Road
Port Crane
NY
13833
607-648-5557

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1 (Finger Lakes)
Jim Taylor - Rosedale Farm
9882 Miner Road
North Rose
NY
14516
315-587-4246

The Demeter Association, Inc.
Anne Mendenhall
Director
Britt Road
Aurora
NY
13026
315-364-5617
315-364-5224 fax

Ohio Ecological Food & Farming Association (OEFFA)
Sylvia Upp, 419)853-4060
Certification Coordinator
65 Plymouth Street
Plymouth
OH
44865
419-687-7665
419-853-3022 fax

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Dean McIlvaine
2688 E. Smithville Wester
Wooster
OH
44691
216-345-5080

Organic Crop Improvement Association OCIA)
National Office
Robert Beauchemin
Legislative Liason
Betty Kananen
Administrative Director
3185 Township Road 179
Bellefontaine
OH
43311
513-592-4983
513-593-3831 fax

Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Industry & Consumer Services
Stephan Kendall
Program Administrator
2800 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City
OK
73105-4298
405-521-3864 fax
405-521-4912

Oregon Tilth Certified Organically Grown
Yvonne Frost
Director
PO Box 218
Tualatin
OR
97062
503-692-4877
503)691-2514 fax

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Ronald Gargasz
Road 2, Box 116A
Volant
PA
16516
412-530-7220

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #2
Donald and Linda MacArthur
Road 1, Box A1
Hickory
PA
15340
412-356-2497

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #3 (E. PA)
Tom Beddard
RD 1, Box 175
Selinsgrove
PA
17870
717-374-2412

Rhode Island Organic Certification Comm.
Division of Agriculture, Dept. of the Environment
Robert Relli
Senior Plant Pathologist
Dennis Martin
Roger Williams Building
22 Hayes Street
Providence
RI
02908-5025
401-277-2781
401-277-6047 fax

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Lonny Mikkonen
RR 2, Box 45
Frederick
SD
57441
605-329-2029

Tennessee Land Stewardship Association
Bob Shine
Certification Chairman & Secretary
450 Davidson Chapel Lane
Bloomington Springs
TN
38545
615-653-4402

Tennessee Land Stewardship Association
Steve Mills
Certification and Communication Chairman
P.O. Box 328
Bell Buckle
TN
37133
615-895-1254

Texas Certified Organic Program
Texas Department of Agriculture, Consumer Services Division
Brent Wiseman
Coordinator for Organic Programs
PO Box 12847
Austin
TX
78711
512-475-1641

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
Martha and Daniel Franks
Northern Utah Organic Group
270 N. 2nd E.
Tremonton
UT
84337
801-257-3976
801-257-0233 fax

Alternative Specialty Crops
Nereida Ellis
3898 North 30th Street
Arlington
VA
22207
703-243-0380

Appalachian Mushroom Growers Association
John Lombardi
Route 1, Box 30BYY
Haywood
VA
22722
703-923-4774

Tidewater Organic Growers Association
Iris Feathers
Route 640. Box 3360
Water View
VA
23180
804-758-3735

Virginia Association for Biological Farming
VABF
Donna Whitmarsh
Certification Coordinator
Route 1 Box 46
Check
VA
24072
540-651-4747

Northeast Organic Farmers Association
NOFA-VT
Enid Wonnacott
Certification Administrator
PO Box 697
Bridge Street
Richmond
VT
05477
802-434-4122
802)434-3608 fax

Vermont Maple Sugarmaker's Association, Inc.
Sandra Tarrier
Secretary
R. R. 1 Box 3500
Westford
VT
05494
802-325-3119

Washington State Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Animal Health
Miles McEvoy
Organic Program Manager
Tim Batiste
General Inquiries
PO Box 42560
Olympia
WA
98504-2560
360-902-1877
360-902-2087 fax

Organic Crop Improvement Association
OCIA #1
David and Marta Engel
Faye Jones
Education Outreach Coordinator
RR 1, Box 1198
Soldiers Grove
WI
54655
608-734-3711

Mountain State Organic Growers and Buyers
MSOGBA
Keith Dix
1145 Back Valley Road
Sweet Springs
WV
24941
703-897-5741

Mountain State Organic Growers & Buyers Association (MSOGBA)
Marion Harless
President
Route 1 Box 98-1
Morgantown
WV
26506-6108
304-636-5505

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