Boards & Councils

Montana Organic Commodity Advisory Council

 

The eight-member Montana Organic Commodity Advisory Committee advises the department on the operation of the state's new Organic Certification Program.  Under Montana administrative rules, the department director serves on the committee, along with certified organic producers, a certified organic handler, and a consumer representative.

 

Board members

Name City Phone Email Term End Qualifications
Ron de Yong Helena (406) 444-3156 rdeyong@mt.gov   Agriculture Director, Statutory Appointment
Allison Harmon Bozeman (406) 994-4133 harmon@montana.edu 8/19/2018 Organic Consumer
Matt Johnson Hinsdale (406) 648-5407 jriorganic@gmail.com 8/19/2016 Organic Producer
Ty O'Connor Broadus (406) 554-3412 oconnorranch@yahoo.com 8/19/2017 Organic Producer
Catherine Odden Dutton (406) 463-2410 mocao@2410@gmail.com 8/19/2017 At Large Representative
Karl Sutton Polson (406) 883-0974 freshrootsorganicfarm@gmail.com 8/19/2018 Organic Producer
Mark Smith Lavina (406) 667-2332 mark@aspen-island-ranch.com 8/19/2018 Organic Livestock Producer
Greg Thayer Great Falls (800) 548-8554 greg@montanamilling.com 8/19/2016 Organic Handler

 

 

Contacts

 

Commodity Services Bureau

Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3730
E-mail: agr@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9466

 

Published: May 4, 2011 1:18:00 PM MDT.
Last Modified: August 13, 2015 12:28:11 PM MDT