Basics of Organic Certification


Workshop audio recordings from the 2015 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Presenter: Michelle Menken, Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Friday 2-b

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.