The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in California encourages farmers and ranchers to participate in the Organic Transition Initiative, to support agricultural producers interested in transitioning to organic.
Producers beginning or in the process of transitioning to organic certification are encouraged to apply at their local NRCS Service Center by Feb. 16.
“California is the country’s number one organic-growing state, and NRCS is here to assist you transition to organic if it meets your operation’s goals,” said NRCS California State Conservationist Carlos Suarez.
“The Organic Transition Initiative can also assist you in gaining organic knowledge through education and mentoring, he said. “Right now, it’s a great time to apply for conservation assistance as we have additional funding for our popular programs from the Inflation Reduction Act.”