H. Clay "Hap" Kellogg

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H. Clay "Hap" Kellogg is the President and CEO of Kellogg Garden Products, a company founded by his grandfather, H. Clay Kellogg and subsequently managed by his father, H. Clay "Hi" Kellogg.[1] Hap began working at Kellogg in 1978 and assumed the role of President/CEO in 1991. Kellogg Garden Products markets products made with sewage sludge (renamed biosolids to make it sound more attractive to consumers).


Hap graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Agricultural Business. He then "joined Kellogg as a sales representative servicing independent nurseries and garden shops. A year later, he was named administrative assistant, which enabled him to extend his responsibilities to the areas of sales and marketing management."[2] He became Vice President of Sales in 1987.

According to his bio on Kellogg's website: "His deep religious faith as a Christian, and his involvement with the CEO organization TEC International, also have helped him grow into his role as company president."

Hap's mother, Janice Kellogg, and sister, Kathy Kellogg Johnson, work with him at Kellogg Garden Products.

About Kellogg

Kellogg is active in the US Composting Council (USCC), a sludge industry front group for dumping sewage sludge onto gardens and farms. The USCC sponsors in early May International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), a yearly PR campaign by the USCC to promote dumping sewage sludge on gardens and farms. Jeff Ziegenbein of the giant Los Angeles, CA, Inland Empire Utility Agency (IEUA) coordinates the program for the USCC. IEUA supplies the sewage sludge "compost" that is resold by Kathy Kellogg Johnson's Kellogg Garden Products company.

Kellogg Sludge Contaminates Organic School Gardens

Debbie Levin with Kathy Kellogg Johnson and Emmanuelle Chriqui at a school garden event.

In 2009, Kellogg Garden Products became a sponsor of the Environmental Media Association's organic school garden program, and Kathy Kellogg Johnson joined the EMA's Corporate Board. Sewage sludge is not permitted on organic farms and gardens, yet evidence shows that Kellogg donated hundreds of cubic feet of sludge-based products to the school gardens. Kellogg posed its sludge-based products in photos taken at school garden events attended by several Hollywood celebrities, gaining publicity and exposure for its products. For more information on the controversy, see the article on the Environmental Media Association.

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  1. Hap Kellogg, Accessed July 17, 2011.
  2. Hap Kellogg, Accessed July 17, 2011.

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