Special Report

Organic agriculture provides opportunity

Opportunity exists in organic agriculture, with double digit growth rates in almost every area of the industry. Currently, organic represents about 5% of agriculture in this country.

Joe Pedretti, Organic Education Specialist with Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) told Brownfield he expects to see the percentage increase to 8 – 10% in the next few years. He said organic agriculture is not for everybody. Transitioning to an organic system requires a 3-year committment to receive certification on the land. Organic farming also requires a new skill set and could require a capital investment, so Pedretti said it is a good idea to identify your market before investing the time, labor and money before making the transition.

For more information go to MosesOrganic.org

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