Resources for Organic and Transitioning Farmers

United States Department of Agriculture 
The United States Department of Agriculture offers a variety of information and resources for organic farmers, both new and transitioning. Read more...

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative
OREI seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities.  Read More..

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program
(EQIP) assistance from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps producers plan and implement conservation practices to support the environmental sustainability of their organic operations.  Read more...

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Since 1988, the SARE grants and education program has advanced agricultural innovation that promotes profitability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities.  Read more...

Federal Legislation
OFRF works on legislative issues at the federal level to develop federal programs and increase funding resources that support organic agriculture. Our three primary focus areas are the Farm Bill, Budget and Appropriations, and Food Safety rules that affect organic producers. Read more...

eOrganic
eOrganic offers resources for farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, certifiers, researchers, and educators seeking reliable information on organic agriculture at eXtension. Read More...

Instructional Videos
Furrow Cover Crops for Greener Strawberries & Other Plastic Mulched Crops
Produced and narrated by Dr. Eric Brennan, USDA-ARS

Produced and narrated by Dr. Eric Brennan, USDA-ARS
 
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Additional Resources

How Do I Transition to Organic Production (University of Nebraska)

Transition to Organic (Rodale Institute)

Organic Transition Planner: A Business Planner for Farmers, Ranchers and Food Entrepeneurs (University of Minnesota)

Breaking New Ground: farmer perspectives on organic transition (Oregon State University)

Annual Report 2016-2017 Cover Crop Survey 2017 (CTIC/SARE)

reThink Soil: A Roadmap to U.S. Soil Health (The Nature Conservancy)