Annual Producers' Meeting

The meeting will be held at the Richmond Free Library on Thursday, January 25th from 10am-2pm. Free lunch will be provided! 

Please email your RSVP to [email protected] by January 20th.

Directions: Richmond Free Library. From the North: Take I-89 to Exit 11. Turn right onto US-2 East.  In about 2 miles, turn right onto Bridge Street. The library is on the left with parking in front. From the South: Take I-89 to Exit 11. Turn left onto US-2 East. In about 2 miles, turn right onto Bridge Street. The library is on the left with parking in front. Overflow parking is in the park across the street from the library, where One Radish Eatery is located.

Introduction: 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.

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.  Click here to view the 2018 Standard Proposals.
  • Budget Discussion & Bylaw Changes: The 2018 VOF budget will be presented and voted on. VOF will also be proposing important changes to our by-laws. Click here to view the 2018 Proposed By-Law Changes.
  • 100% Grass Fed Certification: VOF will be implementing a grass fed certification program in 2018. Organic producers certified with VOF can add-on this additional certification. We want your input regarding these new standards. Click here to view the Proposed 100% Grass Fed Guidelines.
  • Updates & Reports: Come and hear important updates on the National Standards, the Keep the Soil in Organic Movement, the Regenerative Organic certification and much more.
  • Budget Discussion & Bylaw Changes: The 2018 VOF budget will be presented and voted on. VOF will also be proposing important changes to our by-laws.
  • Updates & Reports: Come and hear important updates on the National Standards, the Keep the Soil in Organic Movement, the Regenerative Organic certification and much more.