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.

ORGANIC CATEGORIES




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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Upcoming Events

Dairy Day

January 3 - January 24, 2020
10-3pm
Lowville, NY 13367, NY

January 3rd - Bruston-Moira Legion
January 22nd - Lowville Elks
January 24th - Watertown Elks

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Hemp Workshop St. Lawrence County(Madrid)

January 29, 2020
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Madrid, NY

Topics:
  • Plant biology and characteristics, different types, different varieties, growth requirements
  • How it's typically planted, managed and harvested
  • Update on NYS hemp regulations, permitting process
  • Current supply chain for hemp products including products that are currently being produced in New York as well as potential products

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2019 Hemp Workshop - Lowville

January 30, 2020
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Lowville, NY

Topics:
  • Plant biology and characteristics, different types, different varieties, growth requirements
  • How it's typically planted, managed and harvested
  • Update on NYS hemp regulations, permitting process
  • Current supply chain for hemp products including products that are currently being produced in New York as well as potential products

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Announcements

Change in Office Hours for St. Lawrence County

Office hours in St. Lawrence County for Friday, January 17th have been Rescheduled to Wednesday, January 29th. 


New 2020 Farm Financial Office Hours with Kelsey O'Shea

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Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

Employee Resources
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USDA Announces New Decision Tool for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

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