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Considerations Before Certification

Florida Organic Growers and Little Bean Productions have cooperated with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program to launch a video series called Organic Certification Made Simple: Bite by Bite as part of the USDA Sound and Sensible Initiative, a campaign that aims to make organic certification more accessible, affordable and attainable.

The multi-part series provides a step-by-step overview of organic production requirements and the process of organic certification—by farmers, for farmers. Featuring both farm footage and animation, the videos aim to be easily digestible and succinct; each video covers a different topic so viewers can pick and choose to watch the videos that correspond directly with their interests or questions. Viewers can watch the whole series to get a holistic overview of the entire certification process.

Why Consider Organic Certification

Three-Year Transition

New Land and Getting it Certified

Transitioning to Organic

Transitional Story: D&J Blueberry Farm — A Successful Transition to Organic

Transitional Story: LNB Grove — The Continuing Transition of a Split Operation

Communicating with your Certifier to Avoid Mistakes

Marketing Opportunities with Organic Certification

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