Resources - Organic Farm Training

Web Links
  • ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture.
  • NMSU Department of Agriculture Organic Certification.
  • CCOF is a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture for a healthy world through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. We envision a world where organic is the norm.
  • Accredited Certifying Agents. USDA-AMS. Visit and search “accredited certifying agents.”
  • Documentation Forms for Organic Crop and Livestock Producers. March 2011. Baier, A. USDA and ATTRA.
  • Do I Need to Be Certified Organic? June 2012. National Organic Program, USDA - Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • Homeless Garden Project.
  • How to Choose an Organic Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process. 2012. Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES).
  • Is Organic an Option for Me? April 2015. USDA - Agricultural Marketing Service. Visit and search “is organic an option for me.”
  • National Organic Program website. USDA - Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • National Organic Program Handbook. National Organic Program, USDA - Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • Organic Certification Guidebook, 6th Ed. August 2012. Behar, H., J. Padgham, and A. Sullivan. Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES).
  • The United States Regional Guide. Organic Trade Association.
  • What Is Organic Food and Why Should I Care? 2010. Riddle, J. and B. Markhart. asset/cfans_asset_292359.pdf.  

VIDEOS Links on Organic Certification through CCOF
Who is CCOF?
Why Transition?

CCOF Trainings

What If I'm Already Using Organic Methods?

Videos: Grow Your Own Fertilizer -

Farm and Ranch Resource Links

ALBA The Agriculture and Land Based Training Association
Growing Opportunities through Organic Agriculture

This link connects to HTML and PDF-formatted publications from Clemson University
Record origin: National Agricultural Library

Business Planning and Management Resources -  Ag Decision Center

Full-text publications cover agri-business; land use; small business and related topics. Accessible through Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Record origin: National Agricultural Library

Brand Awareness – Farm Equipment
Create brand identity through storytelling by Kim Schmidt

Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Farm Fresh Healthcare Project / How-To Guide

The Farm Financials Standards Council
The Management Accounting Guidelines for Agricultural Production Responds to the ever-increasing need for consistent, reliable, and accurate management information systems to support day-to-day production decisions.

Food Entrepreneur Resources – Penn State University
Comprehensive resource list for small food processors and potential entrepreneurs

Garden Warriors
Traditional Native American Farmers Association (TNAFA) by Elizabeth M Hoover

Harvesting Our Potential
Farmer Mentor Handbook. 2014 Edition 
Based upon the Cultivating Success curriculum developed by Diane Green, Theresa Beaver and Cinda Williams, © 2008

Labor Management in Ag: Cultivating Personnel Productivity
Presents agriculture labor management theory and practices that leads to a better understanding of worker performance and output and improved management of human resources on the farm. The emphasis is in areas most critical to the productivity of personnel on the farm. Emphasis is given to topics whose importance transcends geographical and cultural backgrounds.
Record origin: National Agricultural Library

Local Food and Farm Coops
Strengthening Local Economics

Los Poblanos - Historic Inn& Organic Farm
Creating personalized stories towards a unique branding

Managing for Results, Economic Task and Risk- Taking Decisions
Drucker, Peter /Harpers 1964

National Ag Risk Education Library
The National Ag Risk Education Library is a major component of USDA's risk management education initiative. Its intent is to help both producers and agricultural professionals quickly locate information, tools, and assistance relevant to specific risk management topics.
Record origin: National Agricultural Library

New England Small Farm Institute 
Exploring the Small Farm Dream: Is Starting an Agricultural Business Right for You?

Oklahoma Food Cooperative
Starting Food Cooperatives
Bob Waldrop, the founder of the Oklahoma Food Coop

Enterprise Budget Sheets in PDF and XLS formats (Microsoft Excel spread sheets) provide farm management data for agriculturalists in Oregon. Accessible through Oregon State University Extension.
Record origin: National Agricultural Library

Organic Farmer's Business Handbook
A Guide to Managing and Making a Profit, Wiswall, Richard - Chelsea Green Publishers 2009.

Range Livestock Costs and Returns for New Mexico, 2002
Las Cruces, NM: New Mexico State University. Agricultural Experiment Station • Range Improvement Task Force • Report 75.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Managing Cover Crops Profitability, 3rd Edition

Links and articles to resources on gardening, fruit and nuts, harvest and handling issues and various related topics. The 4-H page has information on commodities, dairy, meat, viticulture, livestock, food, nutrition, vegetable growing and the farm business management update.
Record origin: National Agricultural Library

Provides up to date information on topics covering the broad areas of agriculture, families, and 4-H. Opportunities for public query. Reports include commodity markets, produce, dairy, meat, viticulture, and nutrition.
Record origin: National Agricultural Library

University of Arizona – Food Studies
Native American Food Cooperatives
Dr. Gary Nabhan, the Executive Director of Center for Regional Food Studies

USDA AMS – Agricultural Marketing Service
Accredited Certifying Agents. USDA-AMS. Visit and search “accredited certifying agents.”
USDA update for GAPS food safety audit.
Recent trends in cooperative web marketing

USDA- NRCS Cover Crops Economic Decision Tool
User friendly economic assessment tools to help determine costs and benefits of cover crops

USDA Rural FY 2017 Quick Program Reference Guide

USDA Women Farmers- Agricultural Census 2007

Western SARE Farm Mentorship Handbook

Women in Agribusiness

Women's Food and Agricultural Network
WagN seeks to increase the number of women owning and operating profitable farms and ag -related business.
Women, Land and Legacy -

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