Second Round of Organic Workshops Scheduled

NCAT Gulf States Agriculture Specialist Felicia Bell
NCAT Gulf States Agriculture Specialist Felicia Bell

NCAT’s Gulf States office, in partnership with Quality Certification Services (QCS) of Gainesville, Florida, is continuing a series of workshops about “sound and sensible” organic certification for producers in the Gulf States region. These workshops are intended to enlist new farmers and ranchers interested in the National Organic Program (NOP) and help them learn how to become NOP-certified.  Our staff are headed first to Louisiana, with mock organic inspection workshops scheduled for March 31 in Alexandria and April 1 in Breaux Bridge.

This second set of workshops are designed as follow-ups for farmers who took part in the first series as well as any others interested in switching to certified organic production. The training team will help any of the workshop participants who want to set up a site inspection on their farms. There will be workshop days in each of the Gulf states to answer questions participants may have, conduct mock inspections, and schedule organic certification inspections.

Click here for more information about the Alexandria workshop, and click here for the Breaux Bridge workshop.  You can also visit our events page to register for either of these trainings.

Contact Regional Director Rockiell Woods at, 479-575-1385, for more information about the workshops and NCAT’s programs in the Gulf States.

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