LEO-4000 National Sustainable Agriculture Standard {draft}

First working draft  - full pdf:

Second working draft - current individual working documents:

Please note: All meetings, notes, files, conversation threads and updates are found on our public Google Groups pages.

   Process Schedule on the Development of the LEO-4000 National Sustainable Agriculture Standard

(always subject to revisions)

  • Finalize drafts including formatting (finalizing process in April 2013)
  • Submit to technical editing contractor 
  • Committee reviews technical edits and finalizes draft 
  • Committee votes on sending draft in for public comment period 
  • Once approved, publish draft in next available ANSI newsletter, initiating the 60 day public comment period
  • Committee Addresses all comments garnered from public comment period after closing (time period depends on number of comments received and available volunteer time)
  • Committee votes on draft. If approved, next bullet. If not approved, committee proceeds with all necessary edits to prepare the   draft for a  vote.
  • Standard is promulgated as an official national ANSI accredited standard in the ANSI newsletter
  • Launch national Pilot Program for field tests (this pilot phase may begin during drafting and voting process)
  • Begin use of LEO-4000 NSA Standard in the marketplace
  • Recruit Committee additions for version two to include livestock production (2014 and beyond)
2012 Event history:

March 5-7, 2012 - Working Group met at Leonardo Academy  offices in Madison, Wisconsin to convert Draft Sustainable Agriculture Standard from template format to narrative format 

March 8 – April 9, 2012 - Subcommittees continue work to refine and draft narrative draft standard for a review at annual meeting of Sustainable Agriculture Standard Committee

April 16, 2012 - Updated working draft documents and reference guide of Sustainable Agriculture Standard was provided to Sustainable Agriculture Standard Committee for review

April 24-25, 2012 - Annual meeting of Sustainable Agriculture Standard Committee Meeting in Washington, D.C. where working draft was discussed and reviewed by Committee

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Jennifer Trucks,
Sep 21, 2011, 11:00 AM
Jennifer Trucks,
Apr 21, 2012, 2:40 PM
Jennifer Trucks,
Apr 17, 2012, 3:55 PM
Jennifer Trucks,
Nov 4, 2010, 12:19 PM