Go Organic! – An Organic Certification Workshop for Growers in Pescadero, CA

Interested in going organic, but don’t know where to start? Organic certification is simpler than you think. Join CCOF, Lundberg Family Farms, and the Mushroom Farm in Pescadero, California for a workshop on what it takes to go organic. The workshop will help assess how close your operation is to being organic and will detail the steps necessary to transition towards certification. You will come away understanding the tenets of organic certification. Organic growers and advisors will answer questions about farming organically. The workshop will include a presentation from CCOF staff about the rules and regulations of organic certification. This workshop in Pescadero will be focused on certification information for organic field crops. 

Workshop Agenda:

9:00 a.m. Introductions and self-assessment of organic certification readiness
Jessica Parr, CCOF Foundation Program Manager
9:35 a.m. Basics of organic certification and "ten steps to transition"
Jane Wade, CCOF Applicant Support Specialist
11:00 a.m. Learning from other organic farmers
Greg Rawlings, Jacob's Farm Del Cabo; Ryan Casey, Blue House Farm; Jim Leap, USDA Organic Research and Extension, Salinas
12:30 p.m. Organic lunch (included in registration fee)
1:30 p.m. Tour of an organic quinoa growing operation
Trinidad De Haro, Dave Eck; Bill Cook, The Mushroom Farm
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

Staff will be onsite from CCOF Certification Services and Lundberg Family Farms with resources about organic certification and becoming a future organic quinoa grower for Lundberg Family Farms.

Go Organic! - An Organic Certification Workshop for Growers
Date: April 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Mushroom Farm, Pescadero, CA
Cost: $15
RSVP Required: http://bit.ly/1q7uvoQ

This event is sponsored by
Lundberg Family FarmsThe Mushroom Farm