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Organic Vegetable Production Midwest Veg Guide 2022 33 to organic production techniques (available from University of Missouri Extension Publications, extension.missouri.edu/publications). Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management (Cornell University) provides specific recommendations for pests and diseases of major vegetable crops (available at web.pppmb.cals.cornell.edu/resourceguide ). Appropriate Technology for Rural Areas (ATTRA) offers a number of publications on their website: attra.org. The National Organic Program (NOP) offers a program handbook that provides a list of materials allowed for use in organic production, plus a complete list of accredited certification agents on their website: ams.usda.gov/nop. The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) publishes a list of products they have found to meet certified organic production criteria. For details, visit omri.org. The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program offers a number of research-based publications about pest management, including organic options. A complete catalog is available at sare.org/ If you desire organic certification, you should contact a certification agent during the period of transition to organic production. The organizations listed below have been accredited by the USDA as of August 2021. Contact them directly for information about fees and the certification procedure. The USDA lists all accredited organizations at ams.usda.gov/services/organic- certification/certifying-agents. Consult your local Extension office for other resources available in your area. Organic certifiers servicing the Midwest Some states do not have a National Organic Program certification agency headquartered in state. However, multiple certifying agencies service the Midwest region with traveling inspectors. Many take clients on a case-by-case basis, depending on the availability of inspectors and other factors. Here is a list of certifiers that are utilized in the Midwest, with notes on their service range if it is limited. CCOF Certification Services, LLC 2155 Delaware Ave., Ste. 150 Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone: (831) 423-2263 Fax: (831) 423-4528 Email: ccof@ccof.org ccof.org Ecocert USA 2498 Perry Crossing Way, Ste. 210 Plainfield, IN 46168 Phone: (888) 337-8246 (toll free) Email: info.ecocertico@ecocert.com ecocert.com Global Organic Alliance, Inc. P.O. Box 530 3185 Township Rd. 179 Bellefontaine, OH 43311 Phone: (937) 593-1232 Fax: (937) 593-9507 Email: goaorg@centurylink.net goa-online.org International Certification Services (ICS) PO Box 517 301 5th Ave. S.E. Medina, ND 58467 Phone: (701) 486-3578 Fax: (701) 486-3580 Email: info@ics-intl.com ics-intl.com Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Organic Certification 502 E. 9th St. Des Moines, IA 50319 Phone: (515) 281-5783 Email: katie.hyde@iowaagriculture.gov iowaagriculture.gov/agricultural-diversification-market- development-bureau/organic-certification-program Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc. P.O. Box 821 122 W. Jefferson St. Viroqua, WI 54665 Phone: (608) 637-2526 Fax: (608) 492-0470 Email: mosa@mosaorganic.org mosaorganic.org Minnesota Crop Improvement Association 1900 Hendon Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108 Phone: (612) 625-7766 Phone: (855) 213-4461 (toll free) Fax: (612) 625-3748 Email: mncia@mncia.org mciaorganic.org

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