This blog is for Polk County Florida small farms and pesticide applicators as a method of communication and sharing information. This blog is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Agent, Mary Beth Henry.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Organic Rules Tipsheets in English and Spanish
New Tipsheets Outline Organic Regs
Series is available in both English and Spanish
They’re concise, ready to take with you into the field, and can make regulations for new organic farmers a whole lot easier to grasp.
A new series of tip sheets summarizes those rules and regulations along with basic steps, key processes, and additional resources newly certified operations need to know. Topics include the organic approach to animal health for poultry (meat and eggs), pork, and ruminant (meat and dairy) producers; treatment of sick and injured livestock; organic pest management; soil resources; manure; compost; crop rotation; and transitioning orchards.
The tip sheets were developed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) through the USDA National Organic Program’s Sound and Sensible Initiative.
They are available in both English and Spanish and available to download for free from the ATTRA website, www.attra.ncat.org.
The tips sheets are among the new tools the NOP has developed with partners in the organic community to help farmers and business people better understand the USDA organic standards and certification process.
Since 1976, NCAT has been helping people by championing small-scale, local and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities and protect natural resources. Find out more at www.ncat.org or by calling 1-800-ASK-NCAT.