Annual Producers' Meeting

This year's VOF Annual Producer Meeting will be held on Thursday January 23th from 10am-2pm at the Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477.

FREE LUNCH PROVIDED!

This meeting is open to all certified producers (farmers and processors) and those interested in organic certification standards. One person from each certified operation may vote on all proposals. It is important that certified producers attend this meeting and represent the interests of their operation in the certification process.

Click here for the Annual Meeting agenda >>

Click here for the Standards Proposals >>

Major Topics

  • New VOF Proposed Standard Clarifications: The Review Committee has clarified VOF policies concerning specific NOP standards. These policies will be presented and will be voted on by VOF members. These are listed in detail in the attached documents.
  • Budget Discussion & Bylaw Changes: The 2020 VOF budget will be presented and voted on. A 3% increase of the base fee which is equal to $15 per operation is included in the budget. VOF will also be proposing important changes to our by-laws.
  • Materials Update: Come hear about important changes to the National List and other updates about allowed and prohibited materials for use by organic producers.
  • Updates & Reports: Come and hear important updates on the National Organic Standards, organic policy issues, hemp, and much more.

This meeting is open to all certified producers (farmers and processors) and those interested in organic certification standards. One person from each certified operation may vote on all proposals. It is important that certified producers attend this meeting and represent the interests of their operation in the certification process.