Here are some links to organic resources on the internet. It’s a starting point for more information and associations on organic farming and sustainable agriculture.
- ATTRA – National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and is funded under a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service. It provides information and other technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.
- Organic Consumers Association
Our website, publications, research, and campaign staff provide an important service for hundreds of thousands of consumers and community activists every month. Our media team provides background information, interviews, and story ideas to television and radio producers and journalists on a daily basis – from national television networks to the alternative press.
- The Organic Center
To generate credible, peer reviewed scientific information and communicate the verifiable benefits of organic farming and products to society.
- Eatwild: The Clearinghouse for Information about Pasture-Based Farming
Eatwild.com features comprehensive, up-to-date, accurate information about grass-fed and organic beef, pork, lamb, bison, dairy products, and poultry. It also features the country’s most extensive list of suppliers of pasture-raised products.
- Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (NODPA)
A resource for organic dairy farmers, organic milk producers
and consumers interested in organic dairy farming and products. Among the information offered: organic dairy news, northeast events, farmer classifieds, business directory, guidance on transitioning to organic, grazing management and soil health.
- NorthEast Organic Network (NEON)
An innovative consortium of farmers, researchers, extension educators and grassroots nonprofits working together to improve organic farmers’ access to research and technical support.
- The Organic Trade Association (OTA)
OTA is a membership-based association that encompasses all sectors of the organic industry, from farm to retail. OTA represents the industry’s interests to regulators, policymakers, the media and the public.
- Saving Our Seeds
Our mission is to promote sustainable, ecological, organic vegetable seed production in the Mid-Atlantic and South. Saving Our Seeds provides information, resources, and publications for gardeners, farmers, seed savers, and seed growers.
- Organic Farming Research Foundation
To sponsor research related to organic farming;
To disseminate research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in adopting organic production systems; and
To educate the public and decision-makers about organic farming issues.
- USDA National Organic Program
The National Organic Program (NOP) develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. The NOP also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic) who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.
- Rodale Institute / New Farm