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So you’re familiar with what certification is and you might be interested.

Our 200 Organic Farms Campaign helps Georgia farmers become certified organic. We provide resources, one-on-one technical assistance, and coaching to help you through the process. We even help cover the cost.

To date, we’ve helped 28 farms and close to 3,000 acres of land become certified organic!

Check out the resources below to learn more about what’s required to become certified, to see sample applications, record-keeping templates, FAQs, and more!

Have questions? We can help! Reach out to Porter at porter@georgiaorganics.org or at 404-481-5009.

 

Organic Certification Basics

Organic Certification FAQ

Organic Certification in Five Steps *Most folks like to start here!*

Substances Allowed and Prohibited in Certified Organic Crops

Organic Certification Myths and Facts

The USDA’s Organic Certification Fact Sheet

Little Bean Production video series: “Bite by Bite–Organic Certification  Made Simple.”

Video series covers all of the basics from transitioning land to organic to split/mixed operations.

 

Sample Organic Systems Plans

Americert Organic Systems Plan for Crops

Organic Systems Plan for Georgia Crop Improvement Association

QCS Organic Systems Plan for Crops 

 

Record Keeping

Record Templates You’ll Need for Organic Systems Plan

Little Bean Production video series: Chewin’ the Fat of Record Keeping. A great resource featuring a variety of farm operations.

 

The Official National Organic Program Rules

These are the official USDA guidelines for organic certification. Access them here!

 

Want more information? Check out our comprehensive resource page for crop production that includes videos and resources on everything from business management to soil fertility to pest management to crop rotations and more! Need information specific for livestock? Check out our livestock resource page!