With season extension and sales to a variety of market outlets, organic cut flowers are a value - added crop that bring top dollar. Celosia, amaranth, scabiosa and sunflowers from these mixed beds in Browntown, Wis., went into community supported agriculture (CSA) shares, and were sold at farmers markets and weddings.
With season extension and sales to a variety of market outlets, organic cut flowers are a value - added crop that bring top dollar. Celosia, amaranth, scabiosa and sunflowers from these mixed beds in Browntown, Wis., went into community supported agriculture (CSA) shares, and were sold at farmers markets and weddings. Photo by Jerry Dewitt.

The following farm profiles demonstrate how producers across the U.S.successfully tested strategies that helped them transition to organic production.

Profile 1. From Tobacco to Fresh Fruit, North Carolina Grower Retools to Reap Organic Profits

Profile 2. Utah Organic Grain Producer Builds on Last Generation's Successes

Profile 3. New Iowa Organic Crop/Livestock Farmers Win Over Skeptics

Profile 4. Connecticut Co-op Expands Organic Sales Statewide