Marketing Transition Grains, Oilseeds, & Forages


Workshop audio recording from the 2016 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Lynn Clarkson
Friday 1a

Buyers really want more certified organic production, and more and more are providing price incentives during the “transition” years. Learn about market alternatives for farmers in transition to organic certification, the politics and reality of a “transition” label, the risks and rewards of contracts, market synergy, and competition with foreign suppliers.

Lynn Clarkson is president of Clarkson Grain, connecting farmers to premium IP, non-GMO and certified organic markets. Clarkson Grain has been behind a push for a USDA Process Verified Program label for farmers in transition years 2 and 3 to make transition more attractive and reduce dependence on foreign suppliers for organic ingredients.