OCIA Offers May 4th Virtual Farm Starts Series to Transitioning Organic Farmers – REGISTER ASAP!
LINCOLN, NE: According to the USDA’s NOP (National Organic Program), the number of
certified organic operations worldwide grew to 45,578 in 2020 with 28,454 operations (more
than 62%) located right here in the United States – Iowa being among the top ten states with the
most certified organic acres. Located in the heart of it all, is the Organic Crop Improvement
Association (OCIA) an international, non-profit, organic certification agency that has been
offering organic certification to producers and processors since 1988. With this continued
growth, OCIA has seen a surge in new members and farmers beginning the transition from
conventional to organic.
OCIA has planned an Organic Farm Starts Series that we will be hosting by Zoom on Tuesday,
May 4th from noon-3pm (CST). Anyone can register to attend through our website here:
https://ocia.org/2021/04/08/ocia-organic-farm-starts-series-goes-virtual/ . Staff will be present to
discuss organic certification, as well as certified organic producers present to talk about their
operation. A second, virtual Farm Starts Series is anticipated for early June. Any promotion
given about these events would be greatly appreciated.
OCIA is a not-for-profit, member-run, organic certification agency that has offered a wide variety of accreditations to our members throughout the world for over 30 years. Mission Statement: As providers and consumers of certified organic production, we are committed to environmentally sound stewardship.