Rob Wallbridge has had dirt (soil!) under his fingernails since he could crawl through the vegetable garden on his family’s Eastern Ontario dairy and cash crop farms. He grew up to produce organic crops and vegetables on a commercial scale from 1998 to 2015, most recently at Songberry Organic Farm in Bristol, QC. Prior to joining Thompsons Limited as the Organic Specialist in 2016, Rob worked as an organic inspector, did extension work for the Organic Meadow Co-operative, and consulted on organic agronomic, marketing, and certification projects. He is also currently a consulting agronomist for Canadian Organic Grower’s Growing Eastern Ontario Organically project.
Rob is a member of the Standards Interpretation Committee for the Canada Organic Standard and has volunteered on both the Crops and Livestock Working Groups of the CGSB Technical Committee on Organic Agriculture during the formation and subsequent revisions of the COS. He is also currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Organic Council of Ontario.