Information about Organic Farming
MOSES Dairy Transition Fact Sheet
MOSES Crop Transition Fact Sheet
ATTRA Organic Farming Resources - An excellent resource for sustainable crop production and certification information.
Rodale Institute - A non-profit research organization and working farm that studies tools and techniques used in sustainable crop production. They offer a free Online Organic Transition Course on their website that is a great introduction to organics. They also have contact information for certifiers throughout the country and a directory of crop and soil management resources.
USDA Organic Agriculture Briefing Room - Offers information on the steps to organic certification, National organic statistics and information on consumer demand for organic products.
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) - Although this is a Midwest based organization, there are many resources and tools available that can be applied throughout the country. There are guides to organic transition, useful fact sheets, and a toll-free farmer transition hotline.
Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) - Use this link to find your nearest NRCS office. The NRCS can help you learn about additional conservation measures you may qualify for such as grassed waterways, conservation buffers and erosion control.
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) - Grant-making institution that gives grants to farmers and others interested in conducting research and education efforts around sustainable agriculture. Contact your regional office for information on grants.
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) - Use this link to find your local FSA office to assist you with any questions on the federal CRP program.
In 2014, the prestigious British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) released a ground breaking meta-study authored by 18 research advisors from around the world, including Dr. Charles Benbrook from Washington State University, and peer reviewed by the BJN. The researchers analyzed 343 peer reviewed research studies comparing organic to non-organic plant based foods. Read the full article below.