Growing certified organic produce means using a whole systems approach, covering soil, water, plants and animals. It includes growing without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics. Livestock must be certified USDA ORGANIC and fed on organic, non-GM feed.
If you’re already certified, then you know the process is really about good recordkeeping and good land management. It may seem daunting, but many producers are already halfway there.
Here are a few pointers: