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Improved Forms & Documents and FAQs

We are excited to announce significant improvements to two helpful areas of the CCOF website: Forms & Documents and Certification Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). These sections are designed to help make the certification process simple and are now more user-friendly than ever before!

Want to Promote Your Event? Post it on CCOF’s Calendar

Calendar

Did you know that ccof.org has an online submission for agricultural and organic events?

The CCOF community calendar has trainings, webinars, and other opportunities for the organic industry. Partner organizations can submit their events for the calendar. Events are also highlighted in our weekly newsletter. It’s easy and fast! Share your event with our membership today.

Not Sure How to Use MyCCOF? We Have Tutorials To Help You!

Do you have trouble using MyCCOF or are you unsure where to start? You do not need to struggle any longer.

Managing your certification paperwork and process can be made simpler with MyCCOF, our online certification management system. Now is the time to start using your account!

Sharpen those pencils and ready yourself to take notes because we created seven brief video tutorials covering:

Tips for Increasing Nitrogen Efficiency in Organic Crops

With the increasing cost of organic nitrogen inputs and regulatory restrictions on nitrogen applications in agriculture, it is important to maximize all sources of nitrogen to minimize cost, environmental impact and regulatory headaches. Here is a summary of important strategies to increase nitrogen efficiency:

• Test soil, crop, and water to determine nitrogen status before adding nitrogen, of any source.

Organic Seed Resources Available for Farmers and Certifiers

In the past, it was a challenge for many organic farmers to source organic seed. Fortunately, there are now a number of resources available to make it easier for farmers to find organic seed or to produce it themselves.

ATTRA is Here to Help!

This post was written by Ann Baier, Organic/Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, NCAT.

Business Succession: Planting the Seeds for an Abundant Future

This article appeared in the spring 2013 issue of Certified Organic and was written by Jay Silverstein, partner at Moss Adams.

Balancing the Soil Fertility Equation: Five Ways to Reduce Nitrogen Leaching

Widespread leakage of nitrogen from agricultural production has become a huge problem worldwide. Recent news articles have reported that numerous small towns in California’s central valley, the country’s most productive agricultural region, must use bottled water because their municipal water supplies are contaminated with dangerous levels of nitrates.

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