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Get out to Vote and Certification Benefits

Every voice counts and we want to hear yours!

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Every voice counts and we want to hear yours!
Join us by voting on the proposal to restructure the organization with CCOF.

We realize the proposed restructure is complicated - in particular the legal requirement to sell the Oregon Tilth certification program to achieve the new structure. We have done our best to clarify the process, intent and outcomes. If you have questions please call 503.378.0690 or email us.


We want to be transparent and ensure you understand the proposal. The CCOF-Oregon Tilth restructure will result in three separate but linked entities to establish a single enterprise culture. This email highlights the benefits and structure of the CCOF Tilth Certification Services, LLC entity, which will focus on certification of farms, growers, handlers, restaurants, retailers and more!

If you missed the last email about CCOF Tilth, Inc or CCOF Tilth Foundation then please click here
 

CCOF Tilth Certification Services, LLC
  • Charged with managing larger client base to control certification costs and improve service
  • No label changes will be required
  • No new Organic System Plan to complete
  • Will keep strong brands of Oregon Tilth and CCOF in the marketplace while combining the operational efficiencies and staff expertise of both certification programs
  • Will serve small and large clients more effectively, instead of duplicating efforts and costs on accreditation and computer systems
  • Dedication to effective certification, reduction of paperwork, simplified online and systems to save clients time, money and hassle
  • Commitment to needs of small and medium size growers and processors
  • Will maintain staff in Oregon and California, as well as nationally
  • Commitment to full time service model that provide day-to-day service
  • Management Committee appointed by CCOF Tilth, Inc. board (CCOF Tilth certified clients ineligible to ensure NOP conflicts of interest compliance)
  • Initial Management Committee will include 2 current Oregon Tilth Board members
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Please join us in supporting the organization, the staff and Board of Directors by voting to approve the proposal to restructure the organization with CCOF.  We value our members and the voice you have and urge you to vote in favor of this restructure

How to Vote

In Person:
Attend the Special Member Meeting on Sept. 29th in Portland, OR at 2pm. Please RSVP by emailing us or calling 503.378.0690 to RSVP for in person attendance.

Webcast: Register for the webcast! Attend the Special Member Meeting via webcast and have your vote count.

Proxy: Authorize another person to act as your proxy. You can download the proxy form here.  If you would like to provide your proxy to a person voting in favor of this restructure please contact us and we will ensure your vote is cast for you.
 
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