Make sure Pennsylvania Organic Agriculture is well represented!
Are you certified organic? The national organic survey needs your input!
If you have not yet mailed in your organic survey, you can visit this site to fill out your survey online.
The survey asks producers to provide information on acreage, production, and sales as well as production and marketing practices. This effort is critical to help determine the economic impact of certified organic agriculture production in the country and in Pennsylvania!
Results from this survey will help inform the direction and priorities of the PA Preferred® Organic Program!
PA Preferred® Organic Program
PA Preferred® Organic is a PA Farm Bill initiative to grow market opportunities for Pennsylvania farmers and keep PA a national leader in organic production.
Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain, and enhance ecological harmony (USDA National Organic Standards Board, 1995). For example, inputs such as manure and compost help build soil rich in organic matter, providing nutrients to crops and requiring less dependence on synthetic fertilizers.