We are very busy updating our crop plans, organizing information, making maps, and filling out forms for our 2016 Oregon Tilth submission. You may sometimes hear that it is expensive and burdensome for farms to become certified organic. Well it does take decent skills at basic administration, but we don’t find it unreasonable. Also, the cost is not that great and many states reimburse farms a substantial portion of the fees. It is good to have experienced, well-intentioned inspectors and reviewers look at our plans and visit our farms. As long as we are striving to abide by the law, seek improvement, and are open to feedback the process works and is welcome.
For more information about organic certification see the website of Oregon Tilth.