Resources

Below are resources for farmers and researchers interested in organic agriculture. 

Organic Certifiers & Stakeholder Organizations

  • OCIA
    Organic Crop Improvement Association
    OCIA offers certification, microgrants, farm tours, news, and more. 
  • OEFFA
    Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
    OEFFA offers many services including certification, news, educational resources, workshops, farm tours, conferences, and a beginning farmer program. 
  • NOP
    National Organic Program
    Information about organic certification, including a list of all organic certifiers in the nation. 
  • OMRI
    Organic Materials Review Institute
    A comprehensive list of materials approved for use in organic agriculture. 
  • Organic Seed Finder
    Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies
    A searchable database of organic seed sources for field crops, fruits & vegetables, and herbs.

Funding Opportunities

  • OREI
    Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative
  • Ceres Trust
    Organic Research Initiative
  • SARE 
    Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

Research & Extension Information

  • eOrganic
    The organic agriculture community of practice with eXtension
  • USDA CRIS site
  • OCAMM
    Ohio composting and Manure Management (OCAMM)
  • AMP
    Agroecosystems Management Program
  • SFI
    Small Farm Institute
  • Ohio State Facts Sheets
    A list of OSU Fact Sheets that apply to organic farming

Educational Materials

  • eOrganic
    The organic agriculture community of practice with eXtension
  • ATTRA
    National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
  • SARE
    Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
  • OFRF
    Organic Farming Research Foundation
  • The Idea Farm Network
    Based in Illinois, this group's mission is to catalyze ideas and approaches that balance farm productivity, profitability, and environmental health. Field days and discussions groups are offered. 

Organic Supply Resources