RENO, Nev. (June 24, 2014) — Kunall Patel, co-owner of Reno-based Davidson’s Organics, has been appointed to the Nevada Organic Advisory Council. He will use his industry expertise to guide the board in promoting organic products within the state of Nevada and help interested Nevada companies receive organic certification.
The council advises the Nevada Department of Agriculture on organic farming, retailing and organic industry practices and certification. Patel will serve a three-year term on the six-member council.
Patel owns and operates Reno-based Davidson’s Organics along with his wife and co-owner Promilla Mohan. The company, a member of the department’s Buy Nevada program, has been processing and selling organic teas, herbs, cocoa and spices for 38 years and has been a certified organic processor for 15 years. As the first certified organic processing facility in Nevada, the Davidson’s Organics team has worked closely with national regulatory boards to pioneer the certification requirements in the state.
Davidson’s Organics works with multi-generational tea growers in India, offering customers freshly picked, direct-from-garden teas that are certified organic and fair trade. Davidson’s sources its tea from 10,000 acres of tea gardens in the breathtaking Himalaya mountain range.
Patel graduated with a degree in operations management from Rutgers University. Previously he worked as a commercial banker at JP Morgan Chase in New York. He is a member of the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade and the National Restaurant Association.
“I look forward to working with Nevada’s organic farmers and the agricultural businesses interested in entering the organics market,” said Patel. “I believe in the growth of organic farming and ranching, and the ability of Nevada businesses to meet the increasing demand for organic products.”
To learn more about the Nevada Organic Advisory Council, visit: http://agri.nv.gov/Plant/Organic_Certification/Council/Organic_Council_Home/
To learn more about Davidson’s Organics visit: http://www.davidsonstea.com