Organic

OrganicThe USDA organic regulations recognize four categories of organic products: crops, defined as a plant that is grown to be harvested as food, livestock feed, fiber, or used to add nutrients to the field. Livestock defined as animals that can be used for food or in the production of food, fiber, or feed. Processed Products defined as items that have been handled and packaged (i.e. chopped carrots) or combined, processed, and packaged (i.e. soup). Wild Crops defined as plants from a growing site that is not cultivated. In the Northern New York Region there are 89 organic dairy farms. Please see the links below for more information on organic operations and certifications and should you have further questions, contact a member of the regional team.

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Most Recent Organic Content

General Information from the USDA on Organic

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 31, 2016

List of Organic Certifiers by State

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 31, 2016

Northeast Organic Farming Association

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 31, 2016





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Open Farm Day

June 10, 2017

Adams Center, NY

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School of Logging

July 10 - August 5, 2017

Prepare yourself to work successfully in mechanized timber harvesting operations! Learn
to safely operate common logging equipment and conduct an authentic timber harvesting operation,
tour regional logging operations and sawmills, and interact with professionals from all aspects
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Harvest NY Upcoming Programs/Workshops

Cured Meats Workshop
May 31-June 1, 2017
Cornell University

The course is ideally suited for:
  • Small-scale Meat Processors
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Employment Opportunity

Assistant Farm Manager

Come grow with Indian Ladder Farms, a century-old, family-run farm in Capital District Region of New York State. Farm features 60 acres of apples (including 20% new plantings) small fruits, large retail farm market, cider mill and associated on-site farm brewery and cidery. Sales take place primarily on-farm with some direct-store retail. Job includes participation in administration of orchard IPM program, pick your own operation, direct-store sales management and general farm work. Salary and benefits commensurate with skill level and include possible housing option. Detailed job description is available at: www.indianladderfarms.com/employment-opportunities/.
E mail your cover letter and resume to peterteneyck@indianladderfarms.com.


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