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Certification Director and Farm Program Announcement

Oregon Tilth has announced the new Certification Director, Connie Karr. Connie's agricultural roots run deep. She grew up working on her family's farm in Oregon's Willamette Valley and she studied agriculture at Oregon State University. Having joined Oregon Tilth 14 years ago, she is an experienced Oregon Tilth employee who has contributed to our significant growth and development.

October 25, 2012

I’m pleased to announce that Connie Karr will be stepping up as Certification Director of the Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) Program. 

Connie’s agricultural roots run deep. She grew up working on her family’s farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and she studied agriculture at Oregon State University. 

Having joined the organization 14 years ago, she is an experienced Oregon Tilth employee who has contributed to our significant growth and development. During this time, she has served in diverse roles from farm certification, marketing, event coordination, and the Processing Certification Program Manager.  

Connie is an active leader in local and national organizations working to support and promote the organic industry. She was a board member of the Oregon Organic Coalition. She currently serves as Board President for the Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation & Development and also serves on the Accredited Certifiers Association Board of Directors.

Connie is dedicated to providing excellent customer service to save clients time, money and hassle. Under her direction, I look forward to watching the OTCO Program build upon its strengths and legacy of leadership, innovation and offering premier services to our clients and the organic community. 

Sincerely,
Chris Schreiner
Executive Director
Oregon Tilth, Inc.

Additionally, Callyn Kircher has taken the position of Farm Program Manager and Richard Carr has stepped into the Farm Program Technical Specialist position.

November 7, 2012:
The original announcement posted October 25, 2012 contained inaccurate information indicating Connie graduated with an agriculture degree from Oregon State University. Connie studied agriculture at OSU, but did not receive an agriculture degree from the university.

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