This is a list of loans, grants and USDA Cost-Share programs that may be useful to beginning farmers and farmers transitioning to organic.
Farming organically allows producers to incur many economic and social advantages compared to farming conventionally. Understanding and planning the economic returns of the transition process can aid the producer in planning and in becoming organically certified.
Detailed information on organic agriculture including history, legalities and logistics, labeling, marketing, and pest and weed management. Includes two field examples on organic soybean and apple production.
Iowa State University-USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Organic Training at Reiman Gardens on the ISU campus, Fall 2023.