Resources for Organic and Transitioning Farmers

United States Department of Agriculture 
The United States Department of Agriculture offers a variety of information and resources for organic farmers, both new and transitioning. Read more...


Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative
OREI seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Priority concerns include biological, physical, and social sciences, including economics. Read More..

photo of farmer harvesting brocolliThe Environmental Quality Incentives Program
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) assistance from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps producers plan and implement conservation practices to support the environmental sustainability of their organic operations.  Read more...


Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Since 1988, the SARE grants and education program has advanced agricultural innovation that promotes profitability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities.  Read more...


photo of the Capitol BuildingFederal Legislation
OFRF works on legislative issues at the federal level to develop federal programs and increase funding resources that support organic agriculture. Our three primary focus areas are the Farm Bill, Budget and Appropriations, and Food Safety rules that affect organic producers. Read more...


Additional Resources


How Do I Transition to
Organic Production?
(University of Nebraska)





Organic Sound and
Sensible Initiative:
Spanish Resources


Breaking New Ground: farmer perspectives on organic transition