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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Upcoming Events

Academy of Dairy Executives

January 30 - January 31, 2019

Session 2: January 30-31, Best Western, Canton
Session 3: March 27-28, Harbor Hotel, Clayton

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23rd Annual North Country Crop Congress & Agribusiness Trade Show

January 31, 2019
10-3pm
Watertown, NY

Early Registration til January 27, 2019 only $25.00.
Click here to register.

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Dairy Day St. Lawrence County

February 13 - February 14, 2019
10-3pm

February 13th - Mo's Place, Malone
February 14th - Best Western, Canton


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Announcements

Three Free Digester Workshops offered through CCE St. Lawrence Co.

CCE of St. Lawrence County is offering three FREE workshops showcasing the research results from our feasibility study of anaerobic digester technology on small farms. The research was conducted by our partners at Clarkson University using the anaerobic digester at the Extension Learning Farm, which is fed both manure from a dairy operation and vegetable waste from our commercial kitchen. The digester heats a small green house that starts our seedling plants. We have a small scale vegetable-only digester as well. The research and program targets small dairies under 200 head, livestock producers, horticulture producers and anyone interested in alternative energy.

Program will be held on December 5, January 7, and March 6. A catered meal is provided at each program. Participants within the North Country Region will be given a $25 stipend to help cover travel costs, those from outside the region will be given $50. To receive the stipend, participants will need to complete a pre/post-test survey.

More information and registration information can be found here: http://stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu/events/2018/12/05/exploring-digester-technology


Need some advice during this farm crisis....

Click the link below to read the Do's and Don'ts March 2018
and Fireside Chat
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