David Lively – Pioneer Emeritus, Organically Grown Company

David Lively has been involved in the organic agricultural movement and trade since 1976 as a gardener, farmer and a founder and employee of Organically Grown Company – the largest independent organic produce distributor in the U.S. – in various roles, including working with growers to plan and execute production, warehouser, sales, buying, Marketing Director, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
As well as participating in the creation of OGC, David contributed to the founding of the Sustainable Food Trade Association and initiated the creation of the Organic Produce Wholesalers Coalition and the biennial Organicology conference. David has served the trade by sitting on the board of the Center for Applied Agricultural Research by appointment of Oregon Governor Roberts, as well as the boards of Organically Grown Company, Oregon Tilth, the Sustainable Food Trade Association and the Organic Seed Alliance, and currently sits on the Oregon Organic Coalition leadership council, the Organic Trade Association board of directors and the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Perpetual Purpose Trust’s Trust Protector Committee.