Matthew Dillon is director of agricultural policy and programs at Clif Bar & Company, a leading maker of nutritious and organic foods and drinks for people on-the-go. He also is director of Seed Matters, an initiative of the Clif Bar Family Foundation to improve organic seed systems.
In his role as director of agricultural policy and programs, Matthew serves as the company’s liaison with state and federal officials on organic policy issues. He also works with leaders in the organic industry, non-governmental organizations and academia. At Seed Matters, Matthew directs an effort to support projects that conserve crop diversity, protect farmers’ roles as seed innovators, and reinvigorate public seed research.