Online Courses about Organic Farming by eOrganic

Organic Agriculture November 10, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

eOrganic hosts its online courses at eXtension's Campus Moodle site at: campus.extension.org. To participate in any of these courses, you will need to create a free account at: campus.extension.org/login/signup.php. Organic courses are listed at: campus.extension.org/course/index.php?categoryid=105.

Introduction to Organic Dairy Production

An Introduction to Organic Dairy Production is a self-directed course designed for Extension educators and other agriculture service providers, as well as farmers and students who want to better understand certified organic dairy farming. It consists of ten modules on key organic dairy topics. Each module combines required readings, narrated lessons, optional homework exercises and recommended resources, and an end-of-module quiz.

The enrollment fee is $150. Registered participants will have access to the course for 90 days and be eligible to earn 15.0 Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the course. The course can be previewed at: www.extension.org/pages/69299.

Organic Seed Production

Organic Seed Production is a self-directed course designed for producers with some seed production experience, seed industry professionals, and Extension professionals. The course provides practical field-based knowledge and presents current research on organic seed production practices. Topics include fundamentals of seed production for onions, beets and chard, brassicas, carrots, and wet-seeded crops. It also covers climatic requirements for seed crops, important diseases, and seed quality.

This course is free of charge but requires registration on the eXtension Campus. Find an introduction and description at http://www.extension.org/pages/66285 and register for an account on the eXtension Campus site at http://campus.extension.org/enrol/index.php?id=377

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.

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