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NCAT To Host an Online and In-Person Workshop on Organic Farming

by Meaghan Donovan |

Join the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) for a workshop that reviews what it takes to be a USDA-certified organic farmer. The two-part hybrid workshop includes both an online session and an in-person farm tour with a mock organic inspection. 

On July 28 at 7 p.m. Central Time, join NCAT staff for an online session that will introduce participants to organic regulations. 

Then, on August 5, attend an in-person farm tour at Alchemy Farms and Plants in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama. Through a mock inspection, participants will learn firsthand what steps a producer needs to take to become certified organic. 

Participation in both events is recommended but not required. You must register separately for the online session and in-person mock inspection. See the registration link at the end of this blog post for more details.

Workshop Details:


  • Online Session: July 28, 2022, 7–8 p.m. Central Time
  • In-Person Farm Tour/Mock Inspection: August 5, 2022, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Time


Online Session:

Online—Participants will receive the Zoom link after registering for the session.

In-Person Farm Tour 

Alchemy Farms and Plants, LLC

Artisans Cove

220 Old Hwy 431

Owens Cross Roads, AL  

Cost: Free! 

Questions: Contact Felicia Bell at


The online session and in-person farm tour are listed as separate events. To attend both, you need to register for each event. Scroll down to Thursday, July 28 to find the online session. The in-person farm tour/mock organic inspection is listed under Friday, August 5. Click on the RSVP button on each event to register.

This workshop is supported through a cooperative agreement with the USDA National Organic Program.


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