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Catch Up on the 2023 CCOF Annual Meeting

Watch the updates from CCOF CEO Kelly Damewood and Board Chair Phil LaRocca from our 2023 CCOF Annual Meeting. The CCOF Annual Meeting convenes the CCOF membership to report on progress towards our vision of a world where organic is the norm. Watch now »


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Read the 2022 CCOF Foundation Annual Report

Learn about all the ways you helped us contribute to advancing organic agriculture in 2022 »

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Stay Up to Date on Organic

The CCOF Newsletter provides weekly updates and news about organic from CCOF. Subscribe to the CCOF Newsletter »


CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on behalf of our members for organic policies, support the growth of organic through education and grants, and provide organic certification that is personal and accessible.
CCOF is a nonprofit organization governed by the people who grow and make our food. Founded in California half a century ago, today our roots span the breadth of North America and our presence is internationally recognized. We are supported by an organic family of farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, consumers, and policymakers. Together, we work to realize a future where organic is the norm.

There are lots of ways to dig in with organic.

At CCOF, we work in a variety of ways to advance organic agriculture. There are several ways for you to participate in growing the organic movement:

  • CCOF members can connect with other members of the organic community through their regional or Processor/Handler chapters. Apply for organic certification for your farm, products, or ranch. 
  • Learn about the CCOF Foundation and support our work growing the organic movement, or share the word about our programs with your community. 
  • Activists should look into our advocacy efforts for opportunities to voice their opinions and become a change maker. 
  • Check our calendar of events for exciting organic happenings near you.

2% for Organic

Simply by choosing CCOF for their organic certification, each CCOF-certified operation gives 2 percent of their certification fees back to the CCOF Foundation. That 2 percent enables the CCOF Foundation to give grants to teachers and students studying organic, provide financial assistance to organic farmers in need, develop education programs for future and prospective organic professionals, and promote consumer education about organic. Our Foundation Members, Business Partners, sponsors, and grantors help fill in the remaining funding necessary to keep advancing organic agriculture. 

Get Involved with CCOF

Want to be a part of our organic community? CCOF members receive exclusive benefits and promotion, plus they can feel good about helping to cultivate change in our food system.

Become a CCOF Foundation Member »
Apply for organic certification »

Get Active with Chapters

CCOF members can help shape the future of organic by getting involved with their chapters to organize events and advocate for organic research and programs.

Learn how to get involved with your CCOF chapter »