The Iowa Organic Association is hosting a workshop called "Growing Organic Expertise in Iowa" on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Council Bluffs Public Library.
The Iowa Organic Association (IOA) and regional partners have developed a program to provide the information, tools and resources needed for agriculture service providers and consultants to support farmers interested in organic transition, diversification and expansion. This full-day workshop will provide information from organic experts and presented resources about the National Organic Program, organic certification and transition, organic standards and production practices and insight into current organic market trends and demands.
As the organic market continues to grow, Iowa producers, landowners and businesses are looking for opportunities to participate in this movement. Access to technical expertise and resources to support those interested in organic transition or expansion is necessary to help Iowa producers meet the growing consumer demand for organic products and practices.