Accredited Certifiers Association, Inc.
USDA-accredited certifying agents working together
to ensure the integrity of organic certification.
Accredited Certifiers Association, Inc.
PO Box 472 Port Crane, NY 13833
ATTRA-The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service—a project of NCAT
P.O. Box 3657
Fayetteville, AR 72702
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service is created and 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.
The Center for Food Safety
Works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture.
660 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, #302
Washington DC 20003
The Cornucopia Institute
P.O. Box 126
Cornucopia, WI 54827
The Cornucopia Institute is dedicated to the fight for economic justice for the family-scale farming community. Through research, advocacy, and economic development our goal is to empower farmers both politically
and through marketplace initiatives.
7115 W. North Ave. #504
Oak Park, IL 60302
An Association to facilitate the exchange of information among grass-based farmers. Grassworks promotes managed grazing by organizing an annual conference and providing education, information, and on-farm research.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
2105 First Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
A nonprofit organization which promotes rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy.
International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM)
Head office: Oekozentrum Imsbach
IFOAM's mission is leading, uniting and assisting the organic movement in its full diversity. Their goal is the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially, and economically sounds systems that are based on the principles of Organic Agriculture.
International Organic Accreditation Service
118 ½ 1st Ave. South
Jamestown, ND 58401
An international organic accreditation Service (IOAS) is a non-profit independent organization which offers international oversight of organic certification, through a voluntary accreditation process for certification bodies active in the field of organic agriculture.
International Organic Inspectors Association
Margaret Scoles, Executive Director
P.O. Box 6
Broadus, MT 59317
Land Stewardship Project
821 E. 35th Street Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55407
The Land Stewardship Project fosters an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
W2493 County Road ES
East Troy, WI 53120
Michael Fields Agriculture Institute is committed to conducting research into agricultural practices and to providing information on those findings that will make a difference in the lives of farmers and their communities.
Michigan Agricultural Stewardship Association
12947 Byron Road
Byron, MI 48418
MASA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping farmers implement sustainable farming practices
Michigan Food & Farming Systems-MIFFS
416 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)
P.O. Box 339
Spring Valley, WI 54767
A Farmer-run nonprofit educational outreach organization dedicated to organic farming. Publishes the Upper Midwest Resource Directory and hosts the Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference.
Midwest Organic Dairy Producers Association
P.O. Box 1772
Madison, WI 53701
Midwest Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (MSAWG)
Aimee Witteman ED
110 Maryland Ave NE.
Washington, D.C. 20002
MSAWG is a network of organizations working for a system of agriculture that is economically profitable, environmentally sound, family-farm based, and socially just. We are farm, food, rural, religious, and conservation organizations, and individuals who organized in 1988 to interject grassroots sustainable agriculture perspectives into crafting a sustainable agriculture program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the debate over the periodically renewed federal Farm Bill, annual rural and agricultural budget and appropriations decisions, and federal policy and program reform more broadly. MSAWG member groups are based in one of the north-central states or are national organizations with a strong Midwest presence.
National Association of State Organic Programs
Washington State Department of Agriculture
The purpose of the National Association of State Organic Programs is to provide any State or Commonwealth government official a means to meet and discuss the promotion or regulation of the production, processing, handling and certification of organic products and services. The Association will explore problems experienced in administering organic programs, facilitate communication among the member's respective agencies, and represent common interests to other national organizations and federal agencies.
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
P.O. Box 396
Pine Bush, NY 12566
The National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, Inc. is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of a sustainable food and agriculture system that is economically viable, environmentally sound, socially just, and humane.
NewFarm, The Rodale Institute
611 Siegriedale Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530
NewFarm reaches a global community of food producers to exchange valuable “farmer-to-farmer know-how.” NewFarm.org presents compelling success stories with expert resources for crop and livestock production, direct marketing, local food systems, policy campaigns and community-building collaborations.
Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance-NODPA
30 Keets Rd
Deerfield, MA 01342
FAX: 866- 554-9483
PHONE: 413 772 0444
Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society
9824 78th St. SE
Fullerton, ND 58411
A grassroots educational organization coordinating a network of growers in North and South Dakota with emphasis on promoting organic production through farmer-to-farmer contacts.
Organic Ag Info
This site provides current, accurate, scientifically-based or practically validated information about organic agriculture. Contains information on production, economic data, research results, farmer anecdotes, certification information, transition strategies, as well as many other subjects related to organic agriculture.
The Organic Center
Conversion of agriculture to organic methods, improved health for the earth and its inhabitants, and greater awareness of and demand for organic products.
Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)
P.O. Box 440
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
The Organic Farming Research Foundation is a non-profit whose mission is to sponsor research related to organic farming practices, 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.
Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)
P.O. Box 11558
Eugene, OR 97440
The Organic Materials Review Institute provides certifiers, growers, manufacturers and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling, and processing. OMRI's services are directed to all aspects of the organic industry with a primary focus on the decision makers who deal with the compliance status of generic materials and brand name products. With the OMRI Generic Materials List and OMRI Brand Name Product List, OMRI provides guidance on the suitability of material inputs under the USDA National Organic Program standards.
Organic Trade Association (OTA)
P.O. Box 547
Greenfield, MA 01302
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA's mission is to encourage global sustainability through promoting and protecting the growth of diverse organic trade.
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms is a cultural exchange. We gather a list of sustainable farms, projects, and organizations that invite volunteers to help out. People interested in experiencing a sustainable lifestyle use our list to make contact with hosts and setup visits. Hosts and volunteers work out the details of their own arrangements.
Practical Farmers of Iowa
P.O. Box 349
Ames, IA 50010-0349
Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) is a non-profit, educational organization that began in 1985 and now has over 700 members in Iowa and neighboring states. Our mission is to research, develop and promote profitable, ecologically sound and community-enhancing approaches to agriculture. We carry out diverse programs to assist farmers with both production and marketing needs, to raise public awareness of where food comes from and how it is grown, and to educate youth about agriculture and the environment.
Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) of Minnesota
Mary Jo Forbord, Executive Director
29731 302 St.
Starbuck, MN 56381
(866) 760-8732 - Toll free in 320- area code
A farmer-run organization that promotes economically viable and ecologically sound farming. Information is shared among farmers through local chapters.
Sustainable Agriculture Network
210 Hills Building
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405-0082
SAN is the national outreach arm of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE). SAN publishes a variety of farmer-ready handbooks, free bulletins, reports highlighting SARE projects, and resource guides.
USDA National Organic Program
1400 Independence Ave SW
Room 4008 South
Washington, DC 20250
This government agency oversees national organic standards, accredits organic certification agencies, and provides general information on its policies and activities through its website.
USDA Risk Management Agency
910 Minnesota World Trade Center
30 E. 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
RMA Provides resources for farmers for protecting their operations from risk, through Federal Crop Insurance and information on other risk management strategies.
Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance
Attn: Dr. Cindy Daley
College of Agriculture
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0310