Why Organic

According to the USDA Organic Market Overview, consumer demand for organically produced goods continues to show double-digit growth, providing market incentives for U.S. farmers across a broad range of products.

Whether you’re a young farmer looking to enter the marketplace, a livestock farmer looking to transition to the organic market, or even a smaller farm simply looking to diversify your operation, the increased earning potential per acre of organic grain could be a profitable business decision for your farm.

 

In addition to the premium opportunities, organic farming can provide the following benefits.

  • Organic grains are in demand, by anyone from millers to livestock producers. These contracts for production are available locally, which limits risk and freight.
  • Organic farming practices are designed to improve organic matter and soil health, which will increase land values and allow you to pass on the land in a better state than you when you started.
  • Better water quality on your farm and the surrounding area.
  • More effective management through certification record-keeping.
  • The costs related to obtaining organic certification can be reimbursed through the USDA cost share program.

Getting Started

Before you start growing certified organic grain, there is a specific transition and certification process that is required. To help this journey not seem so daunting, we have compiled a list of steps and tips to help walk you through the process. Visit the Resources page or download below for more information.

 

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Atlanta, IN 46031

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