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AC 2020
Rooting for Organic

Raise your voice for organic with us in Sacramento on February 18-19 at the CCOF Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day. You can help advance organic by telling your elected officials how supporting organic means supporting the growth of a healthy world. Register now »

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Please complete your renewal contract and pay your annual fee by January 1, 2020, to remain certified. Renew online now »


Release Party for the Roadmap to an Organic California: Policy Report

It’s a new landscape for organic and we have a gamechanging plan to grow organic acreage. Come celebrate the release of this project with a live band, photobooth, signature cocktails, an organic menu, and clinking glasses with organic friends. Join us »

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.

August 10, 2019

Permaculture Food Forests: Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year-Round AbundanceAn Applied Permaculture Practicum in Santa Cruz & Surrounding...

October 5, 2019

Permaculture is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, nature...

December 17, 2019

Register now for the GLOBALG.A.P. IHT, Capacity Building, and Farm Assurer Workshop-HPSS, hosted at the CCOF office in Santa Cruz, California on...

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Full time job managing and supervising and working with two farm workers on gorgeous 4-acre Hale...

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CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

December 9, 2019 | CCOF Blog
The National Young Farmers Coalition released a produce safety video entitled “Not Going Viral!” on its YouTube channel earlier this year.
December 9, 2019 | CCOF Blog
Developing and implementing food safety plans (required under the Food Safety Modernization Act) can be challenging. Knowledge related to the overall food quality assurance system can enhance the development and implementation of food safety plans...
December 9, 2019 | Certification News
The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) released an interim final rule for U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program that became effective October 31, 2019. Per the AMS website, “This rule outlines provisions for the Department of Agriculture (...
Kate Sabino
December 9, 2019 | CCOF Blog
I am currently a Dairy Grazing Apprentice on Moore Farms, an organic grass-fed dairy in southern New York. Over the last four years, I have worked on seven dairies in five Northeastern states, trying to learn as much as I can about different grazing...