Past Events & Recordings

The CCOF Foundation hosted over 4,000 agricultural professionals at our webinars, field days, and seminars between 2014-2019.

Below is a listing of past CCOF Foundation events and trainings. Recordings of select trainings are available for download.

Webinars:

  • A Practical Guide to Organic Crop Insurance Webinar - December 10, 2019  (download)
  • Small Farm Food Safety Questions Demystified Webinar - November 19, 2019  (download)
  • Crop Profitability for Farm Business Planning Webinar - October 29, 2019  (download)
  • Organic 101 for Small and Midsized Farms Webinar - October 14, 2019  (download)
  • Webinar: How to Get Ready for a FSMA Produce Safety Rule Inspection in California - September 24, 2019  (download)
  • Organic Certification Cost Share Program for Farmers' Market Managers Webinar - August 27, 2019  (download)
  • Organic Certification 101 for Farmers' Market Managers - July 22, 2019  (download)
  • Organic and Food Safety Recordkeeping for Produce Growers Webinar* - June 18, 2019  (download)
    *In partnership with California FarmLink and CAFF/The Farmers Guild
  • Pathways to Farm Ownership - May 21, 2019  (download)
  • FSMA Basics for Small and Medium-Sized Produce Farms Webinar - March 27, 2019  (download)
  • FSMA Agricultural Production Water Requirements Webinar - October 10, 2018  (download)
  • Digital Organic Recordkeeping for Growers - September 12, 2018  (download)
  • Organic Recordkeeping 101 for Growers Webinar - August 21, 2018  (download)
  • Accessing Crop Insurance for Organic and Diversified Farms - June 19, 2018  (download)
  • Financial Planning 101 for Farmers - May 23, 2018  (download)
  • How Do I Need to Comply with FSMA? - A webinar for organic produce growers - January 22, 2018  (download)
  • Introductory Food Safety Workshop for Produce Growers: Chico, CA - March 9, 2017
  • Food Safety and Organic Webinar - January 11, 2018  (download)
  • Organic Value-Added Processing & Certification for Growers - December 11, 2017  (download)
  • Requirements for Farms that Must Fully Comply with FSMA Webinar - November 14, 2017  (download)
  • Seminario en línea sobre etiquetado y manejo post-cosecha de frutas y hortalizas orgánicas - 26 de octubre 2017 (download)
  • Webinar: Certified Organic Pot? Find Out Why Not! - October 3, 2017  (download)
  • FSMA 101 Webinar for Organic Agricultural Professionals - September 11, 2017  (download)
  • Soil Health Webinar - August 22, 2017  (download)
  • Holistic & Organic Livestock Management 101 - August 3, 2017  (download)
  • Streamline Your Recordkeeping Paperwork: A Webinar on Recordkeeping for Organic Processors and Handlers - June 22, 2017  (download: part 1 | part 2)
  • Building Successful Organic Businesses: A Webinar for Growers - May 15, 2017  (download)
  • California's Healthy Soils Program Webinar - April 20, 2017  (download)
  • Sustainability Metrics and Food Chain Transparency Webinar - March 28, 2017  (download*)
    *This webinar includes information on the Whole Foods Market Responsibly Grown program. Since the recording of this webinar Whole Foods Market has made changes to the program. For more up to date information on Responsibly Grown, view the letter issued by Whole Foods Market on May 17, 2017.
  • Introduction to Organic Exports and Imports - November 17, 2016  (download)
  • Connecting Organic with Hospitals - October 20, 2016  (download)
  • Organic Dairy Healthcare - September 15, 2016  (download)
  • Crop Insurance for Diversified Farmers - September 14, 2016  (download)
  • Farm Finance Tools to Help You Manage Risk - June 22, 2016  (download)
  • Organic Produce Labeling - June 16, 2016  (download)
  • Organic Recordkeeping for Growers - June 2, 2016 (download*) 
    *Follow up discussion on seed saving on organic farms: Please note that seed saving is allowed on organic farms. For more information on what type of seed is allowed in organic production please see our FAQs. For questions about seed saving for on-farm use, please contact CCOF Applicant Specialist Jane Wade at jwade@ccof.org or (831) 346-6240.
  • La certificación orgánica es fácil - 12 de mayo 2016 (download)
  • Methods for Teaching Organic Farming and Gardening - February 24, 2016 (download)
  • Complying with the Ag Order in California's Central Coast - February 18, 2016 (download)
  • Demystifying Organic Certification for Processors  - November 16, 2015  (download)
  • Organic Greenhouse Certification - August 6, 2015  (download*)
      *Please excuse recording sound issues between minutes 3-5!
  • Teaching Organic Farming and Gardening (Co-hosted with CASFS) - May 19, 2015  (download)
  • Mantenimiento de Registros Orgánicos - March 20, 2015  (download)
  • Recordkeeping for Organic Certification - March 20, 2015  (download)
  • Go Organic - Sound and Sensible Certification - March 20, 2015  (download)
  • Alternatives to Antibiotics for Fire Blight Control - November 21, 2014  
  • Tricks of the Trade: Organic Product Tracking & Animal Care - May 20, 2014  (download)
  • Breaking Into Retail - June 3, 2014  (download)
  • Nitrogen Management and Budgeting - May 20, 2014  (download)
  • Small Farm Financing - March 20, 2014  (download)
  • Information & Feedback Session on Food Safety Regulations - October 10, 2013  (download)
  • Organic Marketing 101 - March 21, 2013  (download)
  • Organic Labeling - May 9, 2013
  • Crop Planning - November 7, 2013  (download)

Field Days & Workshops:

  • Introductory Food Safety Workshop for Produce Growers: San Diego, CA - March 3, 2017
  • Introductory Food Safety Workshop for Produce Growers: Sacramento, CA - February 27, 2017
  • San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market Tour – December 8, 2016
  • Go Organic! – An Organic Certification Workshop for Processors in Sonoma, CA – June 22, 2016
  • Go Organic! – An Organic Certification Workshop for Growers in Pescadero, CA – April 27, 2016
  • Go Organic! – An Organic Certification Workshop for Growers in Healdsburg, CA – January 11, 2016
  • San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market Tour – December 10, 2015
  • Going Organic Workshop and Field Day: Salinas, CA (Spanish and English) – June 22, 2015
  • Going Organic Workshop and Field Day: Richvale, CA – June 10, 2015
  • Nitrogen Budgeting Workshop (Spanish and English) - May 12, 2015
  • CAFF/CCOF Food Safety Workshop: San Mateo Coast, CA – May 12, 2015
  • Going Organic Workshop and Field Day: Napa Valley, CA – May 5, 2015
  • Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market Tour – April 24, 2015
  • CAFF/CCOF Food Safety Workshop: Aromas, CA – April 14, 2015
  • Going Organic Workshop and Field Day: Kingsburg, CA - April 10, 2015
  • CCOF/CFSA Going Organic Workshop and Field Day: Black Mountain, NC - April 2, 2015
  • CCOF/CFSA Going Organic Workshop and Field Day: Rougemont, NC - March 31, 2015
  • Going Organic Workshop and Field Day: Fresno, CA - February 23, 2015
  • San Francisco Wholesale Market Tour - December 11, 2014
  • Conservation Funding & Technical Assistance Workshop - December 2, 2014
  • On-Farm Habitat Restoration Field Tour: Habitat Restoration at Monkeyflower Ranch - October 16, 2014
  • On-Farm Habitat Restoration Field Tour: Riparian Restoration along Tres Pinos Creek at Hain Ranch - October 15, 2014
  • Conservation Funding Workshop - May 13, 2014
  • Los Angeles Wholesale Market Tour - April 11, 2014
  • On-Farm Food Safety Planning - February 18, 2014

Is there a topic you would like to see covered in a future Organic Training Institute event? We want to hear from you!