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Grants for Organic Transition

Are you a farmer wanting to transition to organic in California's Central Coast, Southern Coast, or Central Valley? Apply for a $10,000 grant from the CCOF Foundation to help you transition land to organic production. Learn more and apply today »

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Please complete your renewal contract and pay your annual fee by January 1, 2023, to remain certified. Renew online now »

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Coming soon! Changes to regulations may require organic certification.

The USDA National Organic Program is strengthening organic enforcement. Organic certification may be required soon for operations that buy and sell organic products, including brokers, traders, distributors, importers, and private label owners. Find out what this means for you and learn more »

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.

Enero 18, 2023

Join us for four days of community and connection at the oldest and largest sustainable farming conference in the West. Featuring over 60 skill-...

Diciembre 8, 2022

In this workshop, participants will learn the current status, regulations, assistance programs, and management of nitrogen, irrigation, pests,...

Noviembre 2, 2022

Designed for small and medium-scale farmers, ranchers, and fishery operators with at least two years of business management experience, CCOF...

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CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

Diciembre 6, 2022 | Blog

In 2020, the CCOF Foundation partnered with Anheuser-Busch to allocate half a million dollars to farmers across the United States that were in the process of transitioning to organic through our Contract for Change partnership. Jared Siverling of Siverling Centennial Farms was one such grantee. This is his story about transitioning from conventional to certified organic production. 


Diciembre 6, 2022 | Blog

Beginning January 1, 2023, all growers with ranches located in Groundwater Phase 1 Areas must start maintaining records for all nitrogen applied to crops, total nitrogen removed during harvest, and irrigation management information. This information will be used to submit the Irrigation and Nutrient Management Plan (INMP) summary report, which is due March 1, 2024.

Beginning January 1, 2023, all growers with ranches located in Groundwater Phase 2 and 3 Areas must start maintaining records for all nitrogen applied to crops. This information will be...

Noviembre 21, 2022 | Blog

Underscoring more than a half century of pioneering work in organic farming, University of California President Michael V. Drake announced today that UC Santa Cruz will be designated as an Agricultural Experiment Station (AES). 

UC Santa Cruz and UC Merced are the first campuses to receive this designation in 50 years and join UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and UC Riverside as AES campuses. 

“Both UC Santa Cruz and UC Merced have long conducted research on agricultural issues, so it is appropriate that these campuses also...

Noviembre 21, 2022 | Blog

Growers of organic vegetables and strawberries across California are invited to attend an online training to learn how to manage nitrogen fertilization. The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is offering the three-part Nitrogen Planning and Management in Organic Production of Annual Crops Workshop on November 29, December 5, and December 12.

Growers, certified crop advisers, pest control advisers, and other agricultural professionals who are interested in learning about nitrogen management in organically farmed crops are encouraged to enroll.

The workshop...