The USDA recently launched its Organic Literacy Initiative, a program designed to connect organic farmers, ranchers, processors with the Department of Agriculture resources they could use. Resources go over what the it means to be organic and how certification works, as well as resources for current certified farmers and ranchers.
The matericals include factsheets for producers considering the transition to organic – check out the sheet for farmers here and for ranchers here. There is also a video to introduce current organic producers to USDA resources – watch it here.
Newer to the idea of organic certification? The two new training modules – Organic 101, covering the fundamentals of organic agriculture, and Organic 201, covering standards, certification, and enforcement.
Check out the entire initiative directory and let us know what you think.