Richard Mathews (email@example.com)
(717) 457- 0100
Richard joined WODPA as its first Executive Director on May 15, 2013. He has nearly 34 years of experience serving American Agriculture through various USDA positions and programs. He was the lead regulation writer responsible for the second proposed rule and final rule establishing the National Organic Standards. Shortly after publication of the organic final rule, Richard was promoted to the Program Manager/Associate Deputy Administrator of the National Organic Program. He also researched and wrote pasture and other livestock provisions providing clarity and specificity to the NOP livestock standards.
Upon graduating from California State University, Chico in 2006, Darby became manager of the newly transitioning organic dairy at the Chico State University Farm. The Chico State Organic Dairy milks 85 cross bred cows and uses a seasonal calving, grass based system.
Andrew Dykstra, Washington
Andrew and his family operate their farm in Northwest Washington. The Dykstra's have been farming their land organically since 1989. Their farm includes vegetables, seed crops, and dairy. The Dykstra's dairy operation began in 2004 and contains all holstein cows.
2nd Vice President
Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance