Farm Training Project: Certified Organic – What is it?

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Join Joshua Girard and staff from MOFGA Certification Services to discuss the basics of certifying your operation and products as organic according to the USDA National Organic Program standards. Topics will include the application process,  review of the Organic System Plan, annual onsite inspections, the federal cost-share rebate program, and compliant record keeping systems. Girard will provide a tour of his farm and discuss his experience applying for and maintaining his farm’s organic certification. Limited to 20 people.


MOFGA’s Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops are designed for apprentices, farmworkers and beginning farmers. For questions, call (207) 568-4142, email [email protected] or check the Farm Training Project website.

Given safety guidelines due to COVID-19, ALL Farm Training Project events require pre-registration, and priority is given to farmworkers, apprentices, and Journeypeople. Social distancing is required at in person events with masks worn inside.  

We’re monitoring the recent changes in requirements and guidance at the state and national level with regards to COVID-19 safety protocols. At this time we do not have updated guidance for in person events, but we anticipate that coming and will make appropriate updates to our website as the guidance continues to evolve over the coming months.

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