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Cultivating Our Vision for Organic: CCOF’s 2021 Annual Report

by Kelly Damewood |
Joanna Letz of CCOF-Certified Bluma Farm
  • influencing policies, standards, and regulations to ensure that a diversity of producers can go organic and stay organic;
  • and providing a suite of certification programs that support our members while providing high-quality organic certification services and education programs.
  • Another bold strategy well underway is our initiative to reach 30 percent organic farmland in California by 2030. The CCOF policy team is promoting the recommendations from our Roadmap to an Organic California: Policy Report. In 2021, we built coalitions and laid the groundwork for legislation on issues including organic livestock processing, organic food in schools, and organic transition. Legislators, partners, and members have all come together to help move the needle on our policy initiatives.

    After a year of internal work to lay the foundation for the next five years, I am ready to dig in and build an organic world. In 2022, you’ll see us offering a new suite of certification programs designed to serve our members and advance our mission. Our applicant support team ( can tell you more about our new CCOF certification offerings include

    • Regenerative Organic Certification™,
    • PrimusGFS food safety certification,
    • and OCal comparable-to-organic cannabis certification in California.

    Learn more in our 2021 annual report.

    How will you help cultivate our collective vision for organic? Join your local CCOF chapter, get certified by CCOF, or send us a donation. Our work starts with our members and supporters, and we couldn’t do it without you.

    Many thanks,

    Kelly Damewood


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