Protected Harvest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in California whose principal mission is to advance the use of verifiable, sustainable agriculture practices. Protected Harvest functions first and foremost as an independent certifier. Led by a Board of Directors that is comprised of farmers, agricultural experts, scientists, training providers, and supply chain sustainability experts, Protected Harvest also conducts reviews of standards developed by industry-leading organizations, to provide third-party validation and confirm they are based on sound science and designed to promote continuous improvement.