Road to Certification

05/06/2017 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ET

Location

NOFA-NJ Offices
334 River Rd
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Admission

  • $99.00  -  Member Price
  • $125.00  -  Non-Member Price

Description

Are you a farmer who wants to obtain organic certification?

Are you thinking of starting a farm and wondering if organic certification makes sense for you?

This one day workshop will guide you through the organic crop and livestock certification process.

We’ll start with an overview of the certification process including a description of what’s allowed, prohibited and restricted under the organic standards.  Next we’ll cover how to find a certifying agent and work with them to complete your organic system plan.  Finally, we’ll walk through the on-farm organic inspection and your ongoing responsibilities as a certified organic farmer.

This workshop will provide you all the tools you need to have your farm certified organic.

The class will be co-taught by Mark Keating, NOFA-NJ organic farming specialist and Al Johnson, one of the country’s most experienced organic inspectors. Attendees will receive follow-up support as they pursue organic certification.

The cost of registration covers a binder of course materials for each participant as well as lunch. *If you have dietary restrictions such as vegan or gluten free or specific allergies, please email education@nofanj.org to let us know.

 

50% Scholarships are available to beginning farmers. Email education@nofanj.org with a description of your farm and scholarship need.

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