Class: What Is Organic Certification and What Needs to be Considered?

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2018: $68,437.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2020
Grant Recipient: American Society of Agronomy
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Christopher Boomsma
American Society of Agronomy
With organic crop prices markedly greater than conventional prices and the cost of fertilizers, herbicides, and other inputs creeping higher, farmers around the country are increasingly showing interest in becoming certified organic crop producers. With domestic and international demand for organic foods greater than the supply from currently certified acres in the United States, there are significant opportunities for farmers who transition to certified organic. The transition from conventional to organic farming can be straightforward and economically feasible. This webinar will cover foundational aspects of organic certification and describe the key steps for pursuing certification. It will then provide tips for advising grower clients interested in organic certification. Significant time will be devoted to answering questions and sharing information resources.
Course or Curriculum
Nate Powell-Palm, Montana Organic Producers Co-op
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Ordering info:
Lacey Edwardson
American Society of Agronomy
5585 Guilford Road
Madison, WI 53711-5801
Cost: $50.00
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.