James Riddle and Joyce Ford Papers, 1980-2018

Summary Information

Title: James Riddle and Joyce Ford Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1980-2018

  • Riddle, James A., 1956-
  • Ford, Joyce E.
Call Number: Mss 1085; VHD 071-076; M2022-055

Quantity: 13.0 cubic feet (13 records center cartons), 6 video recordings, and 2.6 gigabytes; plus additions of 10.0 gigabytes

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of James “Jim” Riddle and Joyce Ford, organic farmers, inspectors, and educators, documenting their activities relating to organic agriculture certification standards, organic inspector training, and other aspects of organic agriculture, including the Minnesota organic certification cost-share program, the first such program in the nation. Riddle and Ford co-wrote the IFOAM/IOIA International Inspection Manual (2000), a standard work in the field, and the OCC/IOIA Organic Certification Form Templates. Also included are records relating to other organizations with which Riddle and Ford were involved, such as the Independent Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA), the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Organic Advisory Task Force (MOATF, 1991-2009), and the University of Minnesota.


Forms part of the Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Collection.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss01085
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