Organic Fact Sheets

We have created over 30 Organic Fact Sheets to help you grow organic successfully.
These sheets provide easy-to-follow explanations about complex certification requirements or provide insights from our Organic Specialists about topics related to organic farming.

Feel free to download fact sheets from the list below, or contact our office to request a title by mail. Organizations are welcome to download, photocopy and distribute fact sheets without charge to groups of farmers.

The USDA Risk Management Agency, which supports our educational programs for farmers, provided the majority of funding for these fact sheets.

 

Field Crops & Market Farming

  1. Converting CRP Land to Organic Production    NEW!
  2. GAPS: Bringing Good Agricultural Practices to Your Farm
  3. Managing Soil Fertility and Organic Matter
  4. Marketing Organic Grains
  5. Organic & Sustainable Pest Control
  6. Protecting Your Organic Land from Unwanted Chemical Sprays
  7. Season Extension
  8. Transition to Organic Crop Production
  9. Transition to Organic Vegetable Production

 

Business & Education

  1. Educational Opportunities in Sustainable & Organic Agriculture
  2. Estate Planning
  3. Funds for Farmers
  4. How to Choose a Certification Agency & the Organic Certification Process
  5. Local and Organic: The Benefits and Differences
  6. Organic Farming CAN Feed the World
  7. Rural Women’s Project
  8. Start Farming! Resources for Beginning Farmers
  9. The Facts about Organic Agriculture
  10. What is Organic Agriculture?
  11. What You Should Be Saying About Organic Farming

 

Livestock

  1. Organic Poultry Production: Eggs
  2. Organic Poultry Production: Meat
  3. Pasture and Living Conditions for Organic Ruminant Animals
  4. Protect Livestock in Hot Weather
  5. Transitioning to Organic Beef Production
  6. Transitioning to Organic Dairy Production
  7. Transitioning to Organic Sheep and Goat Dairy Production
  8. Transitioning to Organic Sheep and Goat Meat Production

 

Orchard

  1. Considering Risk Before Starting an Organic Orchard
  2. Managing Pests & Diseases in an Organic Apple Orchard
  3. Organic Tree Fruit Certification
  4. Planning the Organic Orchard
  5. Resources for Organic Orchardists