Organic Agriculture Resources

University of Minnesota

  • Principles for Transitioning to Organic Farming
  • Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) - University of Minnesota MISA is a unique partnership between the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and the Sustainers' Coalition, a group of individuals and nonprofit organizations. The purpose of MISA is to bring together the diverse interests of the agricultural community in a cooperative effort to develop and promote sustainable agriculture in Minnesota and beyond.
  • University of Minnesota Extension - Site contains information on organic crop and livestock production and certification. Type "organic" in the site's search tool to easily find resources.
  • Organic Food and Agriculture - Site contains information on U of M research and outreach, teaching activities, facilities, publications, and more.
  • Organic Risk Management - Provides tools for managing pest and environmental risks to organic crops in the Upper Midwest.
  • Cornercopia Blog - Official blog of the U of M Student Organic Farm.

Federal and State

  • National Organic Program (NOP) - The NOP is a regulatory program housed within the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. NOP is responsible for developing national standards for organically-produced agriculture products.
  • USDA Organic Agriculture - Site provides information on what organic agriculture is, certification, and USDA organic resources.
  • MDA Organic Agriculture - Minnesota Department of Agriculture webpage dedicated to organic agriculture.


On-Farm Trials

Organic Agriculture