SALINAS, Calif. — The Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office will host an Introduction to Organic Certification event on Wednesday, March 7th from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ag Conference Center,1428 Abbott Street in Salinas.
This workshop is designed for producers or handlers of certifiable products and includes presentations from local, state and federal agencies about what is required for USDA organic certification, registration and resource conservation programs. Presenters include:
- California Department of Food and Agriculture Organic Program staff will review the Organic Registration Program and opportunity for cost-share certification reimbursement.
- National Resources Conservation Service staff will provide information about their conservation programs, available technical and financial assistance.
- Monterey County Certified Organic staff will review organic crop certification regulations and the application process.
For those interested in USDA organic certification and want to know more about requirements and available resources, this meeting will provide some answers. For additional information and how to register, visit the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s website(http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/agricultural-commissioner#ag)
–Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
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