Presenter: Michelle Menken, Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Get an overview of the National Organic Program and regulations covering organic production, and then practice the certification process. We’ll use a made-up farm to discuss scope, land eligibility, buffers, seeds and planting stock, livestock, and recordkeeping. We will complete an Organic System Plan (OSP) for our mock farm, using producer, livestock, and wild harvest forms. If time allows, we’ll also do a simple processing OSP for an on-farm product.