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




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

NY Ag and Markets

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

Last Modified: May 31, 2016

Cornell NY Organic Dairy Program's resource page

Last Modified: April 21, 2016

IPM for Organic Dairies

Ron Kuck, Livestock Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 20, 2016

USDA Guide for Organic Crop Producers

Bill Verbeten, Field Crops
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: February 12, 2015
USDA Guide for Organic Crop Producers

Thinking about transitioning some acres to organic production? Already an organic crop farmer and need to review some information? Check out the USDA Guide for Organic Crop Producers in the PDF below.





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Program Sponsorship for "Hands-on Animal Care Dairy Training Program"

March 1, 2024

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell PRO-DAIRY are excited to offer a sponsorship opportunity for our upcoming Hands-On Animal Care Dairy Training Program.

"Hands-On Animal Care Dairy Training program"

March 11 - March 12, 2024

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