Who We Are

Kootenay Organic Growers Society (KOGS) is a not for profit Kootenay-based certifying organization serving organic growers in the East and West Kootenays. We are committed to supporting and strengthening organic agriculture and related businesses in our home region.

As a certifier, we are responsible for ensuring that farmers and processors certified by KOGS meet the Canadian Organic Standards and can therefore legitimately market their product as ‘BC Certified Organic’. We are one of 11 certifying bodies accredited by the Certified Organic Associations of BC and operate under the Regional Program of COABC (for certified products to be sold only within BC).

KOGS organic certificates run from the 1st of August to the 31st of July the following year. Find out more information on how to certify on the Certify With Us page.

Board of Directors

Lana Braun
Vice Chair
Nyree Marsh
Ruth Fraser
Brendan Parsons
Angela Weir
COABC Alternative
Michael Silver
Directors at large
Sara Kistner
Michaela Horner
Emma Sowiak
Alyssa Nebel

Certification Committee Members:

  • Chris Hiebert
  • Ruth Fraser
  • Nyree Marsh
  • Angela Weir
  • Lana Braun
  • Brendan Parsons
  • Sarah Kistner
  • Michaela Horner
  • Emma Sowiak

KOGS Administrator: Carina Klassen

KOGS Certified Members: http://certifiedorganic.bc.ca/cb/kogs.php

Contact KOGS: office@kogs.bc.ca / 250.355.2641