Organic Whole Farm Planning Workbook

Organic Whole Farm Planning Workbook

Organic Whole Farm Planning Workbook

Transitioning to organic farming? Already switched, but needing to update your farm plan? Get step-by-step help in this workbook from Ohio State's Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) Program. The workbook supports the transition process by guiding you in developing a holistic transition plan and producing a completed organic farm plan as required by certifying agencies. "Evaluating Your Current Farm Operation" (history, mapping, climate, soil), "Defining Your Goal" (based on Alan Savory's "Holistic Management" approach), "Writing Your Transition Plan" and "Pulling It All Together" (the importance of integration, monitoring and record-keeping) are the workbook's four chapters. There are questions to answer, conditions to describe, factors to rate and records to start keeping - all with plenty of space provided to do it - plus sample certification forms, neighbor notification letters and more. The workbook was produced in association with a SARE grant.

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) LNC07-288, Growing Organics: Integrating Science, Farmer Indigenous Knowledge, and Experience in Expanding Organic Production in Ohio .

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.

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