CCOF Partner Blog Roundup


We are very excited to call CA Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) one of our partners! As the first organic certifier in the nation, CCOF has worked hard to support and promote organic agriculture through certification, education, and advocacy. Today, they are an incredibly rich resource, providing hands-on certification training, events and policy updates, local classifieds, educational resources, and twelve chapters across the state where farmers and consumers can organize events, advocate for organic research and develop new programs. They do a lot!

Since they do such great work, today we want to highlight the valuable resources and articles in their blog. Read on and enjoy this roundup of thought-provoking and practical features from CCOF!

Meet the First Recipients of the CCOF Foundation’s Future Organic Farmer Grants

“The Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund is a first-of-its-kind collaboration among organic industry leaders. The CCOF Foundation and UNFI Foundation, along with Driscoll’s, Organic Valley, and Bradmer Foods have pooled their resources to support the education of new organic farmers, ranchers, and food processors…” Read more

The Organic Center Seeks Organic Solutions for Citrus Greening

“To save organic citrus, additional research on organic-compliant methods for controlling citrus greening is needed. The Organic Center is raising funds to fully support a three-year research project in collaboration with Ben McLean of Uncle Matt’s Organic and University of Florida researchers Michael Rogers…” Read more

Apply Now for a Refund of Certification Costs

“The certification cost-share program is back! Thanks to the diligence of the organic community, certification cost-share is fully funded for 2014. This means that all certified organic entities in the United States are eligible to apply for a refund of 75% of their certification-related costs, including…” Read more

Preventing GMO Presence in Organic Products

“In an environment where Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and their derivatives are widely distributed throughout the food chain, it is imperative that organic producers and handlers have strategies and plans to keep them out…” Read more

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…” Read more

The Science Advisory Panel Report for Asian Citrus Psyllid

“A stakeholder meeting was held on April 16 to present the report. The key recommendation for organic citrus growers in the Central Valley was the acknowledgment that area-wide ACP treatment programs are critical for reducing spread of the ACP and HLB…” Read more

To learn more about CCOF’s programs, check out their site.

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