Want to access new markets and better prices for your products? Certify your farm or ranch Organic! Join us for a 4-part on-line via Zoom course taught by Organic certification experts and learn what to expect when certifying Organic, how to decide if certified Organic is right for you, how to create an Organic Site Plan (OSP), how to choose a certifying agency, and what Organic certification will cost.
This course is designed to prepare your farm to submit your application for Organic certification! Sliding scale $85 -$125, includes attendance at all 4-parts of this course for up to 2 people per farm/ranch business.
This class will walk farmers through the steps to certify Organic including how to create an Organic Site Plan and how to submit an application to a certifying agency. We’ll take a look at the different certifying agencies available and examine the cost of certification including cost-share programs. This class will be taught by local Organic certification experts Paul Glowaski and Seth Rosmarin.
Participants will receive slideshows in advance classes. Zoom classes will be recorded so participants can view later.
Part 1: (1.5 hours) – Thursday, January 20th, 10 –11:30 am via ZOOM
Intro to Organic Certification:
Topics: certification checklist, records & record keeping, allowable materials, application & costs
Part 2: (1.5 hours) – Thursday, February 10th, 10-11:30 am via Zoom
Your Organic System Plan – the cornerstone of a Certified Organic operation
Part 3: Zoom office hours (1 hour) To be scheduled February- March
Ask clarifying questions about your OSP & get expert advice
Part 4: 1 hour, Zoom one-on-one follow up with instructor (30 minutes) To be scheduled February-March
A close look at your completed OSP & application.
Limited scholarships available. Apply here.
Watch how this class helped Higareda Family Farm certify organic!