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Make Sure You're Compliant with the Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule (SOE)!

The new regulations impact both certified and uncertified operations. 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 23, 2024

Curious about what it takes to transition your operation to organic? Or a newly certified producer with questions on how to stay in compliance? Just…

April 23, 2024

CCOF-certified farmers and livestock producers located outside of California and Mexico belong to CCOF's At Large Chapter. Join with fellow organic…

April 28, 2024

Natural Trading Company has offered to host the chapter and give attendees a peek inside their operation. Farm tour beginning at 11am Meeting will…

Oz Farm is seeking a full time, residential or locally based Maintenance person. This position is…
CARNATION FARMS Carnation Farms is a community-based hub for regenerative food & agriculture…
80 Acres of seasonal agricultural land for lease. good soil, good water, with its own well. plenty…

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

April 15, 2024 | Blog

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) offered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation. 

Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop resiliency, or develop wildlife habitat, NRCS can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals. NRCS can help you identify natural resource problems in your operation and provide technical and financial assistance to solve those problems in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner.

Note that…

April 15, 2024 | Blog

Need a cover crop roller? A sensor that will text you when your greenhouse gets too hot or too cold? A chicken trailer?

You can build these pieces of equipment yourself using plans posted to the website. More than 300 plans have been posted to the site, which is a project of the beginning farmer support organization Greenhorns. According to Greenhorns, “The purpose of Farm Hack is to facilitate the use, design, construction, modification, documentation, and sharing of tool ideas.”

April 15, 2024 | Blog

Shriya Rangarajan1,2,5, Mark Lubell2, Joji Muramoto3,4, Houston Wilson1,5

1 Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside; 2 Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis; 3 Center for Agroecology, University of California, Santa Cruz; 4 University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, 5University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources—Organic Agriculture Institute

The University of California’s Organic Agriculture Institute (UC OAI) recently released a summary of findings from their…

April 15, 2024 | Blog

Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation Helps Suppress Weeds, Disease, Without Fumigants

Troubled by puny plants, low yields, and persistent mite problems, third-generation Southern California strawberry grower Glen Hasegawa was ready to give up on his transition from conventional to organic 12 years ago.

“I've always liked a challenge—but it turned out to be more of a challenge than I thought it would be!” he said.

But then, with the help of scientists including Oleg Daugovish, UC Cooperative Extension strawberry and…