About the Montana Organic Program

Organic Program Goals

The program is an accredited USDA certifier of organic producers and handlers under the USDA National Organic Program.

  1. Provide professional, efficient and objective organic certification services to producers and handlers.
  2. Facilitate the growth and success of organic agriculture in Montana.
  3. Protect consumers by monitoring and enforcing compliance with state and federal laws governing organic production, handling and product labeling.

The program facilitates international marketing of organic products with Canada, the European Union, Japan, Taiwan, the Republic of Korea and Switzerland.

Montana Organic Commodity Advisory Council

The eight-member Montana Organic Commodity Advisory Committee advises the department on the operation of the state's 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.

Name City Phone Email Term End Qualifications
Pat Carr Moccasin 406-423-5421 patrick.carr@montana.edu 8/19/2022 Consumer
Daryl Lasilla Great Falls 406-452-0565 rfarms@gmail.com 8/19/2023 Producer
Brian Goldhahn Bozeman 406-579-5710 c5goldhahn@gmail..com 8/19/2023 Producer
Nate Brown Belgrade 406-579-6439 g.nathanbrown@gmail.com 8/19/2023 At-Large Representative
Lindsey Aull Hamilton 406-883-0974 fourthwavefarm@gmail.com 8/19/2022 Producer
Nate Powell-Palm Bozeman 406-539-0859 natepowellpalm@gmail.com 8/19/2022 Livestock
Sam Schmidt Great Falls 800-548-8554 sam@montanamilling.com 8/19/2019 Handler


Montana Organic Commodity Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

Click Here for Council Meeting Minutes.

Montana Organic Certification Program
Phone : (406) 444-7804
or (406) 444-3001
E-mail : agrorganic@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9466
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601