Farm Credit Options

This is a list of loans, grants and USDA Cost-Share programs that may be useful to beginning farmers and farmers transitioning to organic.

Certification Options

A table of organic certification organizations and alternative certifications with standards, logos, costs and website links.

Organic Apple Production in Iowa

New and experienced organic apple growers will find recommendations in this guide for managing insect pests, diseases, and weeds.

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.