Jim has been Executive Director of Demeter since 2004. Graduating with a B.S. in Horticulture from Oregon State University, Jim has been a hands-on Biodynamic® farmer for 25 years and currently resides with his family on their Demeter Certified Biodynamic farm, the Hoskins Berry Farm, in Kings Valley Oregon. Jim brings a wealth of experience as a previous consultant for both Biodynamic and organic farming and processing operations, along with multiple years engaged as an independent Organic inspector and consultant. This has placed Jim at the forefront of the industry, working with the original organic certifiers in the US, as well as numerous well-established certifiers throughout the world. Jim’s global immersion into organic and Biodynamic agriculture has taken him on travels beyond the USA and Europe, including Indonesia, China, Russia, Mexico, and Central America.