Going Organic: Costs and Benefits of Organic Certification

Tue, March 8
9:15 am-10:30 am
California Salon 3

Going Organic: Costs and Benefits of Organic Certification

Interested in going organic but don’t where to start? This workshop will cover the basic tenets of organic certification. The workshop will help assess how close your operation is to being organic and detail the steps necessary to transition towards certification. The workshop will also include a presentation from CCOF staff and the Agricultural Commissioner from Yolo County about the rules and regulations of organic certification in California and Nationally as well as information from several longtime organic growers. We will provide a self-assessment for operations looking to transition as well as resources on determining cost differential for growing and selling organic products.

Moderator: Jessy Parr, CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers)