Annual Producers' Meeting

This year's VOF Annual Producer Meeting will be held on Thursday January 24th from 10am-2pm at the VFW, 530 Exchange St. Middlebury, VT 05753.

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 >>

Click here for the Proposed Fee Changes >>

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.
  • Certification Fee Structure Correction & Budget Discussion: The 2019 VOF budget will be presented and voted on. VOF will also be proposing a change to the certification fee structure. The general structure will remain the same as it currently is, but the proposed change will make the fee structure more equitable for smaller producers.
  • 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 Standards, Grassfed certification, 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.