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Renew Your Organic Certification 

Today Please complete your renewal contract and pay your annual fee by January 1, 2022, to remain certified. Renew online now »

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OCal—Comparable-to-Organic Cannabis Certification in California

Cannabis growers in California can now display their commitment to growing their products organically through CCOF's comparable-to-organic OCal certification. Learn more »

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Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund

We provide financial assistance to organic producers and processors/handlers who suffer losses due to extreme hardship. Apply today »

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Future Organic Farmer Grants for FFA Students

Are you an FFA student interested in doing an organic project? Do you know a high school student who is curious about sustainable ag? Apply now for a grant to fund your project - the deadline is November 12 »

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.

May 14, 2022

Permaculture Food Forests Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year Round Abundance An Applied Permaculture Practicum in Santa Cruz & Surrounding…

March 4, 2022

Herald Meetings invites you to attend our Global Summit On Medicinal Plants And Marine Drugs which is going to be held on March 04 to 05, 2022 |…

December 15, 2021

Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) are required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for all food processors regardless of their…

15 years CCOF certified pomegranates 
The UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology is excited to announce that we are actively seeking a new…
Paicines Ranch is 7500 acres of holistically managed, certified organic rangeland, cropland,…

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

November 22, 2021 | Blog

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide pandemic assistance to cover certification and education expenses to agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic. USDA will make $20 million available through the new Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program (OTECP) as part of USDA’s broader Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, which provides new, broader, and more equitable opportunities for farmers, ranchers, and producers.   

OTECP funding is provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act…

November 22, 2021 | Blog
OGS 2021 to Honor “a Grower’s Grower”; Vic Smith Announced as Grower of the Year Award Recipient

The Organic Grower Summit, presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network, will honor longtime organic grower Vic Smith as the recipient of the fourth annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year. Smith, CEO of JV Smith Companies, was selected based on his ongoing commitment and dedication to excellence in organic production, organic industry leadership, and innovation. 

The Grower of the Year award, sponsored by…

November 22, 2021 | Blog

Farmers—especially organic farmers—operate on razor-thin margins that are especially stressed during hard times. Yet even when farmers are facing the challenges brought by natural disasters and a global pandemic, their dedication to the land and our communities continues as they work each day to grow nutritious food for our families. 

Our Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund gives grants to organic…

November 15, 2021 | Blog

Next Gen: A Conversation with the Next Generation of Organic Leaders

Up-and-coming leaders from three of the nation’s most progressive organic growing operations have been confirmed as panelists for the keynote presentation at the 2021 Organic Grower Summit (OGS) presented by Western Growers and OPN on December 1-2 in Monterey, California. 

“Next Gen: A Conversation with the Next Generation of…