800-355-5313, PO Box 1690, Greeley, CO 80632
Monthly eco-agriculture magazine, 100+ book titles, audio lessons and events
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
301-504-6559, USDA National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Ave., rm 123, Beltsville, MD 20705
This USDA Center specializes in library services – locating, accessing, organizing and distributing information – related to sustainable and alternative agricultural systems, crops and livestock.
Angelic Organics Learning Center
815-389-8455, 1545 Rockton Rd., Caledonia, IL 61011
Workshops, field days, mentor program
Artisan Grain Collaborative
A group of organizations across the Upper Midwest working to develop a regional food system based on regenerative farming principles
Center for Integrated Ag Systems
608-265-5200, 1535 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706
UW-Madison publications and research programs linking farmers and consumers.
Center for Rural Affairs
402-687-2100, 145 Main St., Lyons, NE 68038
Federal and regional legislative and regulatory advocacy for family scale agriculture.
541-737-3483 Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, 2750 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR 97331
http://eorganic.info (community website)
http://www.extension.org/organic_production (public website)
The organic agriculture community of practice with eXtension: engaging farmers and ag professionals through trainings and publications and supporting research and outreach projects.
617-354-2922, 501 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02141
Financial counseling and aid for farmers, advocacy for family farms.
608-616-5319, 302 West Austin St., Duluth, MN 55803
Farm Law – information, classes, help for farmers.
Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG)
651-223-5400, 6 West 5th St. #650, St. Paul, MN 55102
Nonprofit law center dedicated to providing legal services and support to family farmers and their communities in order to help keep family farmers on the land.
Farmer Veteran Coalition
530-756-1395, 4614 2nd St. Ste 4, Davis, CA 95618
Cultivating a new generation of farmers and food leaders through the collaboration of the farming and military communities.
IDEA Farm Network Listserv
Google discussion group moderated by Illinois farmer Will Glazik.
309-663-8306, 1615 Commerce Pky, Bloomington, IL 61704 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Davison, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms: Working with organic grain producers.
Illinois Organic Growers Association
217-414-6516, 230 Broadway St. Ste. #200, Springfield, IL 62612
Supporting farmer-to-farmer exchange to promote and develop new and improved production methods
Illinois Stewardship Alliance
217-528-1563, 230 Broadway Suite 200, Springfield, IL 62701
Local food projects, workshops, policy advocacy for sustainable agriculture.
International Organic Inspectors Association
406-436-2031, PO Box 6, Broadus, MT 59317
Organic inspector training and networking services worldwide.
Iroquois Valley Farms, LLC
847-859-6645, 708 Church St. Ste 227, Evanston, IL 60201
Providing land access opportunities for family farmers, facilitating organic management and values based agriculture.
Iowa Organic Association
515-608-8622, PO Box 185, Ames, IA 50010
Member based organization for promotion of organics in Iowa, joining farmers, processors and consumers.
The Land Connection
217-840-2128, 206 North Randolph St. #400, Champaign, IL 61820
Training farmers in resilient, restorative farming techniques; informing the public about sources of food and why that matters; and working to protect and enhance farmland.
Land Stewardship Project
612-722-6377, 821 East 35th St. #200, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Fostering an ethic of stewardship for farmland, promoting sustainable agriculture and sustainable communities.
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
515-294-3711, 209 Curtiss Hall Ames, IA 50011
Funding for research and demonstration projects, educational programs and newsletter
Liberty Prairie Foundation
847-548-4062, 32400 North Harris Road, Grayslake, IL 60030-9403
Promoting sustainable farming through education programs, farm enterprise incubation, food policy reforms, community food justice initiatives, farmland access
Michael Fields Ag Institute
262-642-3303, W2493 Country Rd. ES, East Troy, WI 53120
Workshops, field days, mentor program supporting all types of farmers: conventional, organic, biodynamic.
Michigan Organic Food and Farming Alliance
248-262-6826, PO Box 26102, Lansing, MI 48909
Support for local food systems and organic agriculture.
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
715-778-5775, PO Box 339, Spring Valley, WI 54767
Information, activities and resources for farmers interested in organic and sustainable production.
Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
612-625-8235, 411 Borlaug Hall St. Paul, MN 55108
Newsletter, on-farm research grants
National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) (ATTRA)
800-346-9140, PO Box 3838, 3040 Continental Dr., Butte, MT 59701
Source of information about sustainable agriculture for U.S. farmers and other agriculturists.
National Organic Coalition
646-525-7165, 25 Harvard St., Arlington, MA 02476
Information and advocacy on federal legislation and regulations affecting organic agriculture and food.
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
202-547-5754, 110 Maryland Ave. NE Suite 209, Washington, DC 20002
Information on federal legislation and regulations affecting organic and sustainable agriculture.
National Young Farmers Coalition
518-643-3564, PO Box 1074, Hudson, NY 12534
Training and information for young farmers.
Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society
701-883-4304, 100 1st Ave., Lamoure, ND 58458
Field days, conference, sustainable and organic advocacy.
608-872-2164, 593a Russell Labs 1630 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706
Resources and activities to support organic grain farmers.
The Organic & Non-GMO Report
800-854-0586, PO Box 436, Fairfield, IA 52556-0008
News magazine with information about the challenges of genetically modified (GM) foods
The Organic Center
202-403-8520, 444 N. Capitol St. NW, Ste 445A, Washington, D.C., 20001
Information for scientific research about organic food and farming.
Organic Farmers Association
610-683-1414, 611 Siegfriedale Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530
Project of Rodale Institute – advocate for federal policies developed by and benefiting organic farmers.
Organic Farming Research Foundation
831-426-6606, PO Box 440, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Focused on bringing the voices of organic farmers into the legislative process, making organic research and organic farmers matter in Congress.
Organic Materials Review Institute – OMRI
541-343-7600, PO Box 11558, Eugene, OR 97440
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides an independent review of products, such as fertilizers, pest controls, livestock health care products, and numerous other inputs that are intended for use in certified organic production and processing.
Organic Seed Alliance
360-385-7192, PO Box 772, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Leading education, research and advocacy to advance organic seed.
Organic Trade Association
202-403-8520, 444 North Capitol St. NW Suite 445A, Washington, DC 20001
Organic lobby day in DC, info and advocacy on federal legislation and regulations affecting organic agriculture and food.
Practical Farmers of Iowa
515-232-5661, 600 5th St., Ste 100, Ames, IA 50010
Strengthening farms and communities through farmer-led investigation and information sharing, offering field days, webinars, and conferences.
795-284-8414, email@example.com, 625 Agriculture Mall Dr., West Lafayettem IN 47907
Michael O’Donnell, Organic and Diversified Agriculture Educator
610-683-1400, 611 Siegfriedale Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota
844-922-5573, 4924 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Development & enhancement of sustainable farming systems through farmer networking, innovation, demonstration, and education, with soil health emphasis
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
614-306-6422, 1122 Patapsco Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Grants and education programs advancing agricultural innovation that promotes profitability, stewardship, and quality of life
University of MN – Lamberton Southwest Research and Outreach Center
507-752-7372, 23669 130th St., Lamberton, MN 56152
Certified organic University research station, offering a yearly field day on organic grain production.
University of WI – Madison OGRAIN
608-890-1503, 593a Russell Labs 1630 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706
Erin Silva, Assistant Professor of Sustainable and Organic Cropping Systems. Offering an annual field day at the Arlington Research Station, north of Madison, on organic grain and bean production.
University of WI – River Falls Plant and Earth Science
715-425-3345, 324 Agricultural Science, 611 South 3rd St., River Falls, WI 54022
UW-River Falls Crop and Soil Science, offering a Sustainable Agriculture option.
USDA-Ag Marketing Service
Biweekly organic grain and forage price report. Access on the internet or sign up to have it sent to you
USDA National Organic Program (NOP)
202-720-3252, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Stop 0268
Washington, DC 20250-0268
Regulatory program responsible for overseeing the use of the USDA Organic Seal and ensuring organic integrity from farm to table
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
202-720-6268, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 5239-S, Washington, DC 20250
Primary federal agency working to protect natural resources on private lands; offering technical and financial assistance to farmers for conservation planning and practices suited to their land and operation
USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA)
North Central Regional Office
651-290-3304, 30 East 7th St., Suite 1890, St Paul, MN 55101
Managing the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation to provide innovative crop insurance products to America’s farmers and ranchers
Western Illinois University
309-298-1215, Knoblauch Hall 302, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 Joel Gruver, Associate Professor of Soil Science and Sustainable Ag. Director of the WIU Organic Research Program.
Women, Food and Agriculture Network
515-460-2477, PO Box 611 Ames, IA 50010
Networking among women in agriculture, conference and newsletter
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
855-232-6639, 628 NE Broadway Suite 200, Portland, OR 97232
Offering fact sheets, books, resources and numerous active projects supporting pollinator conservation. Regional staff in 6 states.