Good Agricultural Practices for Small Diversified Farms
Tips and Strategies to Reduce Risk and Pass an Audit
There are very few enterprise budgets for organic crops, particularly for fruit and vegetable crops. We are so excited to announce the release of ten enterprise budgets for organic fruit and vegetable production specific to the Carolinas! We feel these budgets are an important tool in helping producers make decisions about what crops to grow, how much to grow, and how to allocated their resources to meet their production goals.
The National Organic Program’s record-keeping requirements are often cited as a barrier to certification.
There are a number of commercially available record keep tools on the market and while many of them offer a free trial, we went ahead and reviewed them for you! We hope you find this information useful when thinking about purchasing software for your own use.
DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT: Record Keeping Software
DOWNLOAD: Organic and Non-GMO Feed and Hay Sources (.xls) - UPDATED
Click on the link above to view our listing of farms and businesses (in Excel) that sell organic or non-GMO feed or organic hay.
> This is not an exhaustive list and we hope it will grow. If you or someone you know sells organic/non-GMO feed in the Carolinas, contact us to be added to this list.
Please note that there are many resellers of Reedy Fork Organic Feed and Countryside Organic Feed throughout North Carolina. To keep the list the most current, a link to the “resellers” webpage for each of these feed companies was provided rather than listing individual businesses.
As a precaution, if your livestock operation is certified organic, be sure to verify with BOTH the feed/hay seller and your certifying agent that all products have sufficient paperwork to prove they were grown, processed and handled by certified organic farms and businesses.