Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

Organic Agriculture

Organic Certification

Organic Agriculture Projects at WSU

Adapting to the National Organic Agriculture Standards. David Granatstein, CSANR, has been conducting a series of training workshops around the state co-sponsored with the WSDA Organic Food Program to prepare grower and others for implementation of the National Organic Standards.

Selected WSU Organic Agriculture Information

Organic Resource Manual. SARE Project EW–96.006 and WSDA Organic Food Program. 1999.

National Organic Agriculture Standards: What do they mean for you? Videostream of March 21, 2003 WSU Satellite broadcast.

Organic Farming Compliance Handbook: A Resource Guide for Western Region Agricultural Professionals. Produced by UC Davis, OMRI, WSU, OSU, and NMSU as part of a SARE PDP grant. January 2005.


National Organic Program. Includes policies and updates, the new organic seal and its use, lists of organic certifiers, N.O.S.B. (National Organic Standards Board) members and updates, and resource links.

WSDA Organic Certification. The WSDA Organic Food Program protects consumers and supports the organic food industry by ensuring the integrity of organic food products through establishing organic standards and certifying organic producers, processors, and handlers. Provides technical information about organic food production and assists in the development of markets for the organic food industry.

Organic Materials Review Institute

Organic Crop Production Certification Fact Sheet

Organic Sector Organizations

California Certified Organic Farmers

Canadian Organic Growers

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Florida Organic Growers and Consumers

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Midwest Organic Alliance

NASDA Policy Statement on Organic Agriculture. The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) released a policy statement in September 2003 that supports organic certification, marketing of organic products, collection of organic production and marketing data, and supports USDA funding for organic research.

Northeast Organic and Sustainable Farmers Network. Sustainable Agriculture Network.

Northeast Organic Farming Association

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

Oregon Tilth

Organic Crop Improvement Association

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF). A non-profit foundation founded to sponsor research related to organic farming practices, to disseminate research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in adopting organic production systems, to educate the public and decision-makers about organic farming issues.

Organic Trade Association (OTA). The OTA is a national association representing the organic industry in Canada, the US, and Mexico. Contains links to government sites, fiber, organic organizations, market information, Canada, university sites, general organic agriculture information, certifiers, publications, and more.

Texas Organic Growers Association

The Soil Association

Virginia Association for Biological Farming

Washington Tilth Producers

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