New farmers are vital to our future! Our nation is counting on a new crop of farmers to grow our food, revitalize the countryside and protect our natural resources. New Organic Stewards connects these new farmers, provides educational opportunities, and seeds inspiration for sustainable, organic production. New Organic Stewards is for any beginning farmer (farming 10 years or less) who is interested in organic and sustainable farming.
New Organic Stewards is a program of MOSES and Renewing the Countryside.
This project is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant #2011-49400-30756
Organic Farming Starter Packet
Interested in organic farming, but not sure how to begin? Start here with our Organic Farming Starter Packet. These resources will get you on the road to growing organic.
- Guidebook for Organic Certification
This 32-page guidebook will answer your questions about organic certification! From general production questions, to a discussion on approved materials, this guidebook is an indispensable resource.
- MOSES Fact Sheets
- Start Farming! Resources for Beginning Farmers (PDF)
- Funds for Farmers (PDF)
- How to Choose a Certification Agency & the Organic Certification Process (PDF)
Get answers from experienced organic farmers and certification educators.
- Organic Answer Line (phone)
- 1-888-551-GROW (4769) or 715-778-5775
- Ask a Specialist (online)