Getting started with USDA organic certification

This program is part of a 20-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2015 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series.  

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.



Vicki Morrone

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