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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.

November 28, 2023

CCOF is offering a 16-hour, virtual led course to provide growers of plants key insights and understandings of the GLOBALG.A.P. requirements for the…

December 5, 2023

Get your questions answered at weekly Organic Office Hours! Curious about what it takes to transition your operation to organic? Or are you a newly…

December 5, 2023

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) sets minimum food safety standards for the production of fruits, vegetables, and…

Are you an organic or transitioning farmer or rancher who wants to test out a new agricultural…
Apricot Lane Farms is a 234-acre farm integrated within a reawakened ecosystem. With a team that…
Location: San Jose Schedule: Monday-Friday, onsite hours 7:30am-4:00pm. Benefits: Benefits for…

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Apple Orchard
November 28, 2023 | Blog

The latest addition to the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) series of crop cost and return studies describes the practices and associated costs of producing organic processing apples grown on the Central Coast, including land preparation, fertility and pest management, irrigation, labor, and harvest. The reports also include tables reporting potential profits under various price and yield scenarios. Processing apples grown in the Central Coast are typically used to make juice and sparkling cider.

All cost and return studies are available for free…

November 28, 2023 | Blog

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) believes in supporting organic farmers and ranchers in their constant search for innovation and farm profitability. The Farmer Led Trials (FLT) program puts farmers in the driver’s seat and recognizes their wisdom, experimentation, and problem-solving skills. Built in the spirit of curiosity and collaboration, this program will support farmers and ranchers in conducting impactful research that can address their unique challenges.

Organic farming and ranching take dedication, financial investment, and a great deal of trial and error to…

November 28, 2023 | Blog

The California State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) has been a popular program for producers and will be open for applications at the end of November. 

SWEEP offers grants to update irrigation systems to reduce greenhouse gas release and improve water efficiency. Eligible system components or improvements include (among others) soil moisture monitoring, drip systems, switching to low-pressure irrigation systems, pump retrofits, variable frequency drives, and installation of renewable energy to reduce on-farm water and energy use.

The California Department…

Organic Mentor
November 28, 2023 | Blog

If you’re transitioning to organic production, you don’t have to do it alone. 

Producers interested in implementing organic practices and achieving organic certification can now be connected with an experienced organic producer mentor for on-the-ground learning, real-time support, and guidance. Learn more and apply at

The benefits of organic are vast; from accessing new markets and securing better prices to increasing a farm’s positive climate impact to creating healthier workplaces…