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
Dr. Christopher Boomsma
American Society of Agronomy
According to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics, domestic organic field crop acreage is not meeting the increased consumer demand. Although organic commodity crops can be sold for double or triple the value of their conventional counterparts, the decision to transition to organic grain is more complex than simply considering the price at market. Farmers considering the transition to organic agriculture must be aware of the challenges, both mental and physical, that come with changing their production system. Within this fact sheet are some questions that should be considered when clients are thinking about pursuing organic certification.
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This product is associated with the project "An Introductory Virtual Training Curriculum for Crop Advisers and Extension Educators Working with Transitioning Organic Grain Crop Producers"