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ANSI and Leonardo Academy Announce Extension for the ANSI/LEO-4000 American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture Certification Body Pilot Program

The application deadline has been extended to May 10th, 2017. Webinar training for interested parties will be offered throughout the sign-up period.
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Leonardo Academy, Inc. The Sustainability Experts® announced today that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has extended the deadline for Certifiers (Certification Bodies or CBs) to sign up for the ANSI Accreditation Pilot Program from March 10th, 2017 to May 10th, 2017.

Through this pilot, CBs apply to become accredited to certify agricultural productions and products according to ANSI/LEO-4000 sustainability criteria.

Pilot Program Announced for American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture

Leonardo Academy Works With ANSI to Launch Pilot Accreditation Program for Certifiers for ANSI/LEO-4000
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MADISON, Wis., January 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy Inc, The Sustainability Experts®, announced today that they signed an agreement with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to accredit certifiers (Certification Bodies/CBs) for ANSI/LEO-4000, the American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture. ANSI has launched a Pilot Accreditation Program for certifiers and is accepting applications for this pilot from January 12 through March 10, 2017.

Leonardo Academy Announces Free December Sustainability Webinar Training

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November 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy is offering a December Sustainability Webinar Series for 2015, free of charge. Leonardo Academy is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability. All presenters are experienced Sustainability Consultants, LEED Consultants, and LEED Certification Reviewers. US Green Building Council (USGBC) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education credit can be earned for most webinars.

National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000) Moves Closer to Completion as Second Public Comment Period is Launched

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Madison, WI, May 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy announced the launch of the second public comment and balloting period for the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000). The ground-breaking standard, developed through the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) open, multi- stakeholder process, provides voluntary guidance and opportunities for recognition for producers interested in or engaged in sustainable crop production. Both the public comment period and the Standard Committee ballot period will close on May 18, 2015.

Webinar Series Announced for the Draft National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000)

Register at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/213666554
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Madison, WI, January 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy, a charitable organization that develops national voluntary standards, announced a webinar series on the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000 - Public Comment Draft).  The webinars will be presented once a week and then posted on the Leonardo Academy web site for on demand viewing. REGISTER HERE!

Participation and Fundraising Campaign Announced for Pilot Test of National Sustainable Agriculture Standard LEO-4000

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Madison, WI, May 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy announced the launch of a participation and fundraising campaign for the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard LEO-4000. The LEO-4000 standard has reached an important milestone. It is now entering the technical edit phase in order to be published as a draft standard, which will be sent to the Standard Committee for approval of the initiation of the public comment period.
 

National Sustainable Agriculture Standard Releases New Website at Quarterly Standards Committee Meeting, New Members Announced

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI – November 17, 2011 – Leonardo Academy hosted the fall quarterly meeting of the multi-stakeholder Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee by webinar on Friday, October 21. A new website dedicated to the standard development process was also announced at the meeting.

Phillips Mushroom Farms Donates to Support the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard Development Process

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI – July 5, 2011 – Leonardo Academy recognized Phillips Mushroom Farms for its generous donation to support the development of the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard. This standard will provide guidance to producers on how they can increase the sustainability of their production and provide a system for documenting and communicating these sustainability achievements.  The National Sustainable Agriculture Standard will empower producers to sell and buyers to buy sustainable agricultural products.

Standards Committee Makes Strides toward Developing National Sustainable Agriculture Standard at Annual Meeting

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - May 2, 2011 - Leonardo Academy reports that significant progress was made during its fourth national face-to-face meeting of the multi-stakeholder Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee. Standards Committee members and observers convened at Gap Corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California, and those participating remotely were able to join the meeting online.

National Sustainable Agriculture Standard Development Update; Development Continues, Leonardo Academy Responds to Recent Resignations and Welcomes Participation from All Stakeholders

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The National Sustainable Agriculture Standard process is now progressing from principle development to content development. Michael Arny, president of Leonardo Academy, also addresses the resignation of 11 committee members on Monday of this week.

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The National Sustainable Agriculture Standard process is now progressing from principle development to content development. Michael Arny, president of Leonardo Academy, also addresses the resignation of 11 committee members on Monday of this week.

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