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Grants for Organic Transition

Are you a farmer wanting to transition to organic in California's Central Coast, Southern Coast, or Central Valley? Apply for a $10,000 grant from the CCOF Foundation to help you transition land to organic production. Learn more and apply today »

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Please complete your renewal contract and pay your annual fee by January 1, 2023, to remain certified. Renew online now »

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Coming soon! Changes to regulations may require organic certification.

The USDA National Organic Program is strengthening organic enforcement. Organic certification may be required soon for operations that buy and sell organic products, including brokers, traders, distributors, importers, and private label owners. Find out what this means for you and learn more »

CCOF is a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture for a healthy world through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. We envision a world where organic is the norm.

January 18, 2023

Join us for four days of community and connection at the oldest and largest sustainable farming conference in the West. Featuring over 60 skill-…

December 8, 2022

In this workshop, participants will learn the current status, regulations, assistance programs, and management of nitrogen, irrigation, pests,…

December 6, 2022

Health Care Without Harm, UC SAREP & Community Alliance with Family Farmers are pleased to offer a workshop on dry bean harvest, processing and…

We are looking for a delivery driver for Tuesday and Friday early morning to afternoon deliveries.…
The Natural Trading Company Organic Farm is looking for bright, enthusiastic, hard-working people…
The Sales Manager works with the Full Belly Farm sales team to maximize sales of our diverse and…

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

November 21, 2022 | Blog

Underscoring more than a half century of pioneering work in organic farming, University of California President Michael V. Drake announced today that UC Santa Cruz will be designated as an Agricultural Experiment Station (AES). 

UC Santa Cruz and UC Merced are the first campuses to receive this designation in 50 years and join UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and UC Riverside as AES campuses. 

“Both UC Santa Cruz and UC Merced have long conducted research on agricultural issues, so it is appropriate that these campuses also…

November 21, 2022 | Blog

Growers of organic vegetables and strawberries across California are invited to attend an online training to learn how to manage nitrogen fertilization. The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is offering the three-part Nitrogen Planning and Management in Organic Production of Annual Crops Workshop on November 29, December 5, and December 12.

Growers, certified crop advisers, pest control advisers, and other agricultural professionals who are interested in learning about nitrogen management in organically farmed crops are encouraged to enroll.

The workshop…

November 21, 2022 | Blog

America’s appetite for organic dairy, meat, and eggs has soared in the last decade—growing on average 9 percent annually

However, lack of investment in organic supply chains has led to chronically insufficient domestic production of organic livestock feed, leaving U.S. organic farmers dependent on insecure…

November 21, 2022 | Blog
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The CCOF Foundation honors longtime organic advocate Becky Blythe as our 2022 Organic Champion. 

For 16 years, CCOF certification staff Becky Blythe brought integrity to the organic standard. A longtime Santa Cruz local, Becky was active in the environmental activism community on the Central Coast. Becky passed away this summer.…