Written by Claire Mitchell Tuesday, 06 March 2012 10:35
Florida Organic Growers and Green Industries Institute will present a “USDA Organic Certification” workshop on Monday, April 23, 2012 at at Green Industries in Monticello, located at 2729 W. Washington Street in Monticello, Florida.
The workshop is FREE to attend, and includes lunch. Space is limited, and registration is required to participate.
MADISON, FL – Florida Organic Growers (FOG) and North Florida Community College’s Green Industries Institute will present a free workshop about the process of becoming USDA Certified Organic on Monday, April 23 at Green Industries Institute in Monticello, Florida. The workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m., and is designed for current and prospective farmers, as well as service providers who are interested in learning and sharing about the organic certification process.
“Becoming USDA Certified Organic can seem intimidating with the paperwork and inspections,” said Claire Mitchell, Sustainable Agriculture Programs Manager at Green Industries. “However, the presenters from FOG will walk participants through the process of becoming certified to make it all more manageable, and then we’ll take a look outside at the Green
Industries growing space to see what organic farming really looks like.”
FOG Executive Director Marty Mesh and FOG Project Coordinator Jose Perez will lead an in-depth presentation that will touch on the basics and critical parts of the organic regulations, the organic certification process, how to prepare applications and how prepare for an organic inspection. That will be followed by a farmer panel featuring currently certified organic farmers, and finally an interactive tour of the Green Industries Institute by Claire Mitchell. During the free, working lunch, the workshop will also include some time to discuss miscellaneous topics relevant to growers in the region.
Registration forms can be printed out by clicking here or from the Green Industries website at nfcc.edu/green-industries. Mail completed registration forms to P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604, or fax to (352)377-8363. For more information about FOG and the workshop, call (352) 377-6355 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions concerning Green Industries, call (850) 973-1702 or email email@example.com.
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