SPEAKER

Brise Tencer

Executive Director
Organic Farming Research Foundation

Brise Tencer, Executive Director of Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), brings 20 years of leadership experience in organic food policy, farming, and research issues to OFRF, whose mission is to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. Prior to OFRF, Ms. Tencer served as Director of Policy and Programs for California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), managing the government affairs and grower education program. She also served as lead lobbyist on food and agriculture issues for the Union of Concerned Scientists where she developed legislative campaigns on a range of agriculture issues, including organic (focusing on the connection between organic practices and climate change), USDA research priorities, food safety, and overuse of antibiotics in livestock production. Ms. Tencer has served on the boards of the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, the California Climate and Agricultural Network, and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. She holds a B.A. in Community Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz and received a M.A. in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

SESSION:

Esca Bona at SupplySide West: State of Organic