MacFarlane appointed to OMRI Board of Directors

Posted January 19th, 2016

Bridgewell Resources joins OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) in welcoming Darren MacFarlane - Bridgewell Agriculture’s Sales Manager as a new member of the organization’s board of directors. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, OMRI relies on the board of directors to provide governance and oversight to organizational policies and the strategic plan. Volunteer members serve two-year terms, meeting by conference call and at an annual in-person meeting.

MacFarlane has spent over thirty years formulating, marketing and distributing fertilizers and mineral products for use in certified organic growing and sustainable agriculture. As an early adopter of listing branded products with OMRI, he has worked in several management roles. Darren holds a B.S. in Agriculture and Resource Economics from Oregon State University.

Members of the OMRI Board of Directors are appointed to represent the larger organic industry, with positions designated for farmers, processors and handlers, certifiers, input product suppliers, and consumer and environmental groups. The board of directors decides OMRI’s broader policies and standards and oversees the work of OMRI’s Executive Director/CEO. Board members do not participate in the decision making process for product applications. In accordance with OMRI’s ISO 17065 accreditation, board members are reviewed prior to their appointment and on an annual basis for potential conflicts of interest.

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