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CCOF 50th Anniversary - 2023
Celebrating 50 years of advancing organic agriculture for producers, consumers, and the planet.
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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.

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/…

February 23, 2023

This new short course will offer a wealth of information from orchard expert, Orin Martin, long-time manager of the Alan Chadwick Garden and…

February 18, 2023

Learn to graft fruit trees and go home with one! Join Sharon Zo for this hands-on workshop at the UCSC Hay Barn. Sharon will cover the basics of…

Position: Homeless Garden Project Crop Production Assistant Hours: 40 hrs/ week; Monday- Friday…
Heritage McDonald Pear Ranch on HWY 162 consisting of 40 acres, 0 slope, 3/2 bd ba house, 6000sq ft…
2023 Farm Manager Job Description and Application Horton Road Organics is a five acre market…

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

January 23, 2023 | Blog

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has released the final Strengthening Organic Enforcement regulations. These changes to the organic regulations will become effective on March 20, 2023, and operations impacted by the rule will need to comply by March 19, 2024. CCOF is carefully reviewing the new regulations and will provide more information on how the changes may affect your business soon. We encourage you to do the same by reviewing the published language on…

January 17, 2023 | Blog

There is a unique opportunity to apply for a seat on CCOF’s Certification Services, LLC Management Committee. This is a rare chance to be part of the committee that manages the business and affairs of CCOF Certification Services, LLC.  

The CCOF Board of Directors is looking for applicants who have a significant background in the organic industry (preferably with an understanding of organic certification) and who have experience in business management, including human resources, financials, and program management. The board is particularly interested in applicants with experience…

January 17, 2023 | Blog

CCOF submitted a written comment to the National Organic Program (NOP) on inert ingredients in pesticides. The NOP sought input on how to update the organic regulations, which currently reference outdated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy on inert ingredients in pesticides. Inert ingredients are any substance other than the active ingredient in a pesticide product, including solvents, diluents, stabilizers, and preservatives. An updated NOP standard is important to…

January 17, 2023 | Blog

We are seeking certified organic handlers to take part in a national study by completing a survey by New York University (NYU) and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). The survey has several intended benefits for the organic industry, including identification of

barriers to and direction of industry growth; different procurement methods, including contracting, that may reduce handler costs; and supply chain challenges, such as shortages of specific ingredients.

NCAT and NYU also want to hear about challenges pertaining to your business. This nationwide study was…