ORGANIC EXTERNAL RESOURCES

The 300-acre farm is the home to numerous research projects, including Apiculture, Aquaculture, Entomology, and Horticulture. Integrating these diverse projects on a small farm creates an environment that requires compatibility and sustainability. The KSU farm has fruit and vegetable projects, goat, beef, and poultry trials, as well as 11 acres of certified organic land which hosts a range of projects in organic agriculture. Eddie Reed, Farm Manager


Organic Agiculture Facilities Student Opportunities External Resources

Kentucky

 
Kentucky Department of Agriculture Organic Program Picture

 

 
 
University of Kentucky New Crop Opportunities Center Picture

 

 


Southern Region

 
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National

 
Acres USA Picture

 

  • Acres USA
    • North America's oldest and largest magazine covering commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming

 

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  • Cornucopia Institute
    • Advocacy organization striving to empower farmers and consumers in support of ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food
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  • National Organic Coalition
    • A Washington voice for farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, consumers and progressive industry members involved in organic agriculture
 
  • National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
    • Alliance of grassroots organizations advocating for federal policy that advances sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.
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  • The Organic Center
    • Peer-reviewed science on verifiable benefits of organic farming and products
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  • Organic Consumers Association
    • Advocacy organization representing consumers who wish to promote a healthy, equitable, and sustainable system of food production and consumption
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  • Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
    • Research and education grants to advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities
    • Searchable database of project reports
    • Publications available for free download or sale include
      • Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual (pdf)
      • Manage Insects on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies (pdf)
      • Managing Cover Crops Profitably (pdf)
      • Building Soils for Better Crops (pdf)
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  • USDA National Organic Program
    • Information on organic certifiers, international marketing of organic products, organic labelling, allowed and prohibited substances, and cost share programs for organic producers
    • Regulates organic production in the USA
 
 

 


International


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  • Certified Naturally Grown
    • Peer-review certification for small-scale, direct-market farmers using natural methods
    • Standards based on USDA Organic Standards, but certifier is not government-affiliated or accredited, so CNG growers cannot label their products organic in the USA if they sell more than $5,000 worth of product or sell outside direct-market channels
    • Recognized and endorsed by IFOAM, OMRI, and the Sierra Club
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  • Demeter International
    • Maintains international biodynamic certification standards, which require compliance with national organic standards
    • Governs national biodynamic certification agencies, including Demeter USA
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  • Organic ePrints
    • Searchable archive of research related to organic agriculture
    • Free and complete manuscripts available for almost 10,000 studies
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  • Organic Trade Association
    • Association of North American businesses dedicated to promoting and protecting the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy
    • Maintains consumer education website, Organic - It's Worth It
    • Offers industry statistics and news
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