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NODPA’s 10th Annual Field Days
October 7th and 8th, 2010

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Keynote speaker: Miles McEvoy

Miles McEvoy was appointed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to serve as the Deputy Administrator of the National Organic Program (NOP) in September, 2009. Prior to assuming this position, Miles McEvoy’s 20-year career has led the development of the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Food Program, which was the first state program to receive ISO Guide 65 accreditation (1999) and IFOAM accreditation (2004). In 1993-1995 he was the founding Director of The Food Alliance, a program that blends sustainable farming practices and social welfare components into an eco-label program, and helped establish the National Association of State Organic Programs (NASOP) in 1998.

Lawrence Andres, organic dairy farmer, owner and
president of Harmony Organic Processing, Ontario, Canada

Mr. Andres was born in Canada but was raised and educated in Switzerland. Upon his return Ontario in 1978, he purchased a dairy farm and immediately converted it to organic production making it the first organic dairy farm in Canada. He founded the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario and initiated the EFAO short courses in ecological agriculture. His example and his teachings have inspired farmers in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. He also started Harmony Organic Dairy which processes fluid milk in returnable glass bottles, cartons and bags in a bio-regional market (www.harmonyorganic.on.ca).