Fudd Graham, Vicky Bertagnolli, Bethany O'Rear, Charles Pinkston
Erin Cortus, Curt Gooch, Yuzhi Li
This program is part of a 20-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2015 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. A descriptive flyer and on-line registration and payment for any or all of the webinars is available at http://events.anr.msu.edu/beginningfarmerwebinars/ A registration fee of $10 per webinar, or $100 for all 20 webinars is required.
Getting started with USDA organic certification
Vicki Morrone, Organic farming specialist, Center for Regional food Systems at MSU
Monday, March 9, 2015, 7-9pm (all times ‘eastern time)
In this session, you will learn what is required for USDA National Organic Program organic certification for crop production and animal and animal product (eggs, milk) production. A guide will be offered to help you decide if you want to certify organic or just practice organic and understand the differences in practices and market opportunities. The organic certification paper work and organic farm practices will be reviewed, offering a case example for each; field crops, mixed vegetables, poultry eggs and lamb. Handouts with check lists and an organic farm plan will be offered with example answers to serve as a guide as you complete the paper work. Q & A will follow the session and can be continued via email after the program.
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