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Organic Industry and Technical Education

The knowledge and skills acquired through the certification as an organic farm technician is also meant to introduce and equip students for successful technical careers in the organic food systems industry such as organic consultants and certifying inspectors.

  • Guidelines for Organic Producers includes National Organic Program standards and regulations for crop production 
  • Aligned to select food systems and agricultural education standards
  • Common Core Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource Standards (AFNR); Next Generation Science Standards

Intellectual Skill Development

Ecological understanding history and principles of organic crop production.

Cognitive Skill Development

 Knowledge and understanding of the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations, standards, and practices.  USDA and FDA food safety standards.  OHSA workplace safety standards

Practical/Applied/Trade Skill Development

Applied knowledge of organic crop management (allowed fertilizer and chemical inputs), weed and pest management, crop rotation, integrated crop management.

Thoughtful Thinking/Learning Skills

Workplace skills to enhance leadership abilities, cooperative teamwork, and case study methods to increase problem-solving skills in experiential farm opportunities.

Communication Skill Development

Food safety tracking and reports.

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