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Certified Organic - Easy Steps to Achieving & Maintaining Organic Certification


If you have an organic farm or organic business, one of the most important issues on your plate is organic certification. This section rounds up everything you'll need, such as organic certification basics, a step-by-step guide to certification, how to keep records, how to avoid common organic certification mistakes and much more.

  1. What Does Organic Certification Mean?
  2. Key Terms You Should Know
  3. Should You Go Organic?
  1. First Steps to Certification
  2. Achieve Organic Certification
  3. Maintain Organic Certification

What Does Organic Certification Mean?

Learn about National Organic Program (NOP) standards, policies and practices.

Key Terms You Should Know

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Here are some key organic certification terms you should inside and out, before you start the certification process.

Should You Go Organic?

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Before you officially go organic, there's a lot to consider. Find out if getting certified is necessary, if it's right for you and if getting certified will benefit your business.

First Steps to Certification

Why Pursue an Organic Career

After you decide that yes, organic certification is perfect for you, the next step is to prepare yourself for the certification process. Here are some key steps to take before you apply.

Achieve Organic Certification

Organic Trade - Training for an Organic Career

Easy tips about how to actually get certified organic and some answers about how the certification process works.

Maintain Organic Certification

Organic Farm Tax Tips

You've achieved organic certification. Congratulations! That said, the organic path doesn't end here. There are many challenges you may face when it comes to maintaining your organic standing. Find out what comes after you become certified.

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