ep 24, 2015 12:00:00 AM
The Tools for Transition Project, a research project by the University of Minnesota funded by a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), has generated useful resources on organic transition. One useful resource that conveys lessons learnedis the publication Making the Transition to Organic: Ten Farm Profiles. The document features livestock, field crop, and vegetable producers who, during 2012-2015, were in the process of transitioning or who had been recently certified organic. Each profile addresses organic transition strategies (full transition, gradual transition, immediate transition, and split transition), challenges encountered, and outcomes deemed "most satisfying". For more information about the project and other resources, visit http://eorganic.info/toolsfortransition.