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Apply for a Future Organic Farmer Grant

Applications are now open for $5,000 grants for students in higher education and vocational programs studying organic. We want to help make your organic career dreams a reality! Learn more and apply today »

CCOF 50th Anniversary - 2023
Celebrating 50 years of advancing organic agriculture for producers, consumers, and the planet.
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Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule (SOE) has been published!

New regulations impacting both certified and uncertified operations have been released. Find out what this means for you and learn more »

PrimusGFS Certification by CCOF

Now offering PrimusGFS food safety certification by and for organic producers! Becoming PrimusGFS certified by CCOF is your passport to larger markets and FSMA compliance. Learn more and apply »

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 »

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.

April 22, 2023

New date! Roses, arguably the "Queen of Flowers," can be finicky, but persistence pays off! This class will be a lively, interactive demonstration/…

April 8, 2023

This free workshop will help you integrate a simple-to-use, cash-based planning process into the budgeting system for your agricultural operation,…

April 6, 2023

Zamora will share his experiences, challenges, and perspectives as a local organic farmer. A Q&A session will follow the talk. After the…

We are looking for one or two energetic, independent individuals with excellent communication…
Senior Program Associate, Equity and Conservation on Working Lands Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt…
Apricot Lane Farms is a 234-acre farm integrated within a reawakened ecosystem. With a team that…

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

March 20, 2023 | Blog

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and UC Agriculture Natural Resources Cooperative Extension are conducting research on parasite management in organic livestock production. 

Producer input is crucial and highly valued! If you are a producer of cattle, sheep, and/or goats who is certified organic, transitioning to organic, or utilizing organic practices, we want to hear from you.

What dewormer drugs do you use and how effective are they? What integrated parasite management practices do you implement and how effective are they?

Please fill out…

March 20, 2023 | Blog

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has released the agenda for its Spring 2023 meeting and registration is now open to make oral comment during one of two webinars on April 18 and April 20. 

In addition to oral comment, the public may submit written comments on materials up for sunset from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances and other topics on the agenda. Submit…

March 20, 2023 | Blog

Crowdfunding via social media has become an increasingly popular way for individuals to raise funds for many purposes, from taking a fancy vacation to paying medical expenses.
While public and private resources are available to assist farmers and ranchers affected by the recent atmospheric rivers that created widespread flooding, many are taking fundraising into their own hands and setting up appeals on the site GoFundMe.

To amplify…

March 20, 2023 | Press Release

(March 20, 2023) Santa Cruz, CA – CCOF is announcing its 50th anniversary as an organic certification agency and member-supporting organization. 

“CCOF, alongside the organic movement, has experienced phenomenal growth in the last 50 years. Organic is now a household term, and organic producers have a global market to serve. CCOF is proud to be a part of the history of organic in the United States,” said CCOF CEO Kelly Damewood. 

In 1973, CCOF began as a small group of organic farmers, all committed to growing nutritious food in a way that benefited the…