This presentation, recorded on January 7, 2013, details how to develop an organic system plan for crop production to comply with the USDA National Organic Standard, with special attention to organic row crop production. The presenter will cover what must be included in organic system plan and the basic steps to organic certification.
Beth Rota has worked in sustainable agriculture as an organic inspector, certifier, educator, consultant and farm hand. Since 2007, Beth has worked for Quality Certification Services, a USDA accredited certifier based in Gainesville, Florida. She currently serves as an independent consultant for the University of Missouri. Beth received her M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. Beth serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Garden Coalition, a non-profit serving community gardens and gardeners in Columbia, Missouri.
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