(Feb 27, 2014) Santa Cruz, CA – CCOF announced today Neal MacDougall, an associate professor of agribusiness at Cal Poly for more than 17 years, has been appointed chair of the CCOF Certification Services, LLC Management Committee. The committee manages CCOF Certification Services, LLC on behalf of CCOF, Inc.
At Cal Poly, professor MacDougall serves as chair of the Academic Senate Sustainability Committee and participates in SUSTAIN, an integrated freshman program focusing on sustainability. He also headed the Sustainable Agriculture Resources Consortium (SARC) that was the precursor to the CAFES Center for Sustainability.
CCOF Certification Services, LLC, governed by the LLC Management Committee, provides a variety of organic certification programs and is accredited by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP).
CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers), a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1973 and is one of the nation’s oldest and largest third-party organic certifying agencies. CCOF certifies, educates, advocates, and promotes organic through:
• A premier organic certification program for growers, processors, handlers, and retailers
• Programs to increase awareness of and demand for certified organic product and to expand public support for organic agriculture
• Advocacy for governmental policies that protect and encourage organic agriculture
CCOF certifies more than 2,700 organic operations in 38 states and three countries
For further information on CCOF visit: www.ccof.org