Organic Sound and Sensible Resources: Understanding the Rules, Certification, and Inspections

USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) has put together a resource hub of guides, videos, and other tools that help farms and businesses understand the USDA organic standards, certification process, and inspections in more depth. In this hub of resources is the Sound and Sensible resources, a series of short videos that help to explain the… Continue reading Organic Sound and Sensible Resources: Understanding the Rules, Certification, and Inspections

Podcast : From Soil to Certification – The Organic Journey with Sam Welsh

On this special edition of the Tractor Time podcast, hosted by Taylor Henry, CEO of Acres U.S.A, we delve into sustainable farming, regenerative practices, and organic certification with guest Sam Welsh from OneCert, Inc. Sam Welsh shares his journey from executive director at OCIA to founding OneCert in 2003 and its growth to include a… Continue reading Podcast : From Soil to Certification – The Organic Journey with Sam Welsh

Evaluating Organic Transitions at the Field Level

This publication provides information on making plans to transition to organic crop production. It helps outline the need for a transition crop plan, the importance of individual crop budgets, and evaluating results.

Making the Transition from Conventional 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.

Recordkeeping for Organic Certification

Keeping accurate records is crucial for any business. Find out what types of records are required for organic certification and how they will be evaluated during the certification process.

DOCUMENTATION FORMS FOR ORGANIC CROP AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS

There are three types of documentation that enable accredited certifying agents (certifiers) to verify a producer’s compliance with the National Organic Program (NOP) Regulations: a) The producer’s records of farm/livestock operation activities b) The Organic System Plan (OSP) c) Audit trail documents (e.g., purchase invoices, organic certificates, contracted custom application or harvest records, soil test… Continue reading DOCUMENTATION FORMS FOR ORGANIC CROP AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS