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Free CFSA Workshop: Organic Crop Certification

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Saturday January 12, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Quality Certification Services (QCS), one of the major certifying agencies used by North Carolina organic farmers, will be hosting a free, day-long workshop on organic crop certification.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

CFSA is offering FREE consulting assistance to member farmers that are serious about seeking organic certification for their farming operation (see program description and application). http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/free-workshop-organic-crop-certification/agreement-organic-cert-consulting/

However, participants must first attend an approved workshop to learn the basics of certification. Attending this upcoming event will help qualify you for participation! Farm Services Director, Karen McSwain, will be there to share information on the many programs CFSA offers to organic farmers.

Location: The Comfort Inn in Oxford, NC

 

Topics:

 

• USDA National Organic Program Organic Certification for Crop Production: Principals, Practices, Materials and Records

 

• US-European Union Equivalence Arrangement and Japanese Export Agreement: Requirements for Organic Crop Production

 

• What to expect in the certification process from application submission to certification decision, and factors which impact the time frame

 

• The QCS Organic System Plan for crop production: How to complete it and common mistakes

 

Registration: This limited seating event is free and open to the public. Preregistration is required. Please download the press release for additional information and to learn how to register. Or contact Brian “Cricket” Rakita via phone, email, fax, or U.S. Mail at:

 

286 Dixie Hollow

 

Louisa, VA 23093

 

Phone (540) 894-7855

 

Fax (540) 266-3581

 

brian@qcsinfo.org

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