Miles McEvoy has worked in organic agriculture for more than twenty-five years. In 1988 he was the first organic inspector for the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). Prior to that, he spent 10 years working on farms, in wild-capture fisheries and in reforestation. He has a Master’s in Entomology from Cornell University.
Since October 2009 he has led the National Organic Program (NOP) in protecting organic integrity from farm to market. Under his leadership, the NOP implemented new enforcement procedures that have led to dozens of civil penalties and over half a million dollars in fines. In addition, the NOP published the National Organic Program Handbook which provides guidance and instructions to organic farmers, processors and certifiers on how to obtain and maintain organic certification.