“Marni was able to come in on short notice and assist Clif Bar with a nuanced and complicated agricultural policy issue, one that impacted both conventional and organic farmers.  She did a deep dive into the issue and mapped out challenges and potential pathways forward.  The white paper she crafted gave us the magnetic north we needed to proceed.  Marni’s passion for policy work is matched by her thoroughness and due diligence; a combo that makes her a joy to work with.”

-Matthew Dillon, Director of Agricultural Policy & Programs, Clif Bar & Company


“As a 17 year veteran of Capitol Hill I’ve worked with hundreds of people — few have been as enjoyable to work with as Marni Karlin.  Marni not only has a deep understanding of public policy, but more importantly she is a talented strategist with an ability to develop and execute a plan to get results.  During the Farm Bill reauthorization Marni’s expertise was invaluable as we fought to pass a checkoff amendment and boost funding for a variety of organic programs.  Her advocacy was critical in building a coalition of Democratic and Republican members to fend off attempts to derail our amendment and ultimately pass it with considerable support from the majority.  Marni is a creative thinker, a fierce advocate, and consummate professional who gets the job done.”

-Chris Huckleberry, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR)


“I’ve been consistently impressed with Marni’s experience and knowledge in agriculture policy.  I feel she immediately understood the needs of our company, Mercaris, and was an effective advocate for the interests of new and growing businesses in the area of organic food & agriculture.  We’ve turned to her for solid advice on how to better engage with trade associations, lawmakers and NGO’s in our sector”

– Kellee James, Founder and CEO of Mercaris


“Marni is a great resource for our company when we need to better understand the “why” behind the “what” on areas where we interface with Congress and Federal Agencies.  Marni is able to get to the heart of the matter quickly, and provide us with the necessary background to enable us to provide informed responses.  Marni’s years of experience on Capitol Hill, and her subsequent work with OTA, give her a unique skillset to help companies like ours navigate the complexities of the federal system.”

-Tim Schultz, Vice President of Research and Development, Lundberg Family Farms

“My company engaged Marni on short notice to help us conduct a due diligence review for our potential acquisition of an organic grain originator and merchandiser. Marni’s responsiveness, coupled with her deep knowledge of the issues concerning the organic supply chain and associated regulatory requirements and environment were critical in helping us successfully close this acquisition. Marni’s practical approach helped us distinguish issues that were material and required deeper investigation from those that were less material and not worth the expenditure of limited resources. I have no hesitation recommending Marni to others needing consulting support in the organics space.”

–Glen Goldman, Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Ceres Global Ag Corp


“It has been my great pleasure to work alongside Marni on a number of critical and legally complex issues especially in organic agriculture.  I have always found her to be a terrific problem solver, thoughtful, a great listener, and energetic and enthusiastic.  She is a great advocate and brings balanced approach to her work – she genuinely loves what she does.”

-Chip English, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


“Marni has been an invaluable part of the team representing Munger Farms.  She has an in-depth and nuanced understanding of the law, regulations, and culture of the organic sector.  She has given us wise counsel.”

-Bill Broydrick, consultant to Munger Farms


“Our company has had the professional pleasure to work with Marni Karlin in several capacities while she was at the Organic Trade Association.  She always delivered our objectives, knew how to clear the strategic way, and had the extraordinary professional skills needed to guide us in the most effective direction.  She is the best of the best and I look forward to working with her again in the near future.”

-Thomas Harding, AgriSystems International