World of Organic Farming

The Certified Organic Farm Technician workforce training was produced through a cooperative agreement with the Agriculture Marketing Services National Organic Program titled “Human Capital Capacity Building initiative.”

This USDA workforce development Initiative supports long-term growth of the organic industry by expanding the pool of well-qualified organic oversight professionals who ensure consistency, fairness, and integrity.

The writers acknowledge the definitive training source, “Teaching Organic Farming and Gardening” as a primary certified organic farming curricular source for core instructional materials in the classroom, school-farm activities, and real-world learning scenarios. 

The intellectual property of UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology, “Teaching Organic Farming and Gardening,” is used by permission; so is which is a free downloadable graphically illustrated course of study courtesy of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.