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Find everything you need to help your farm grow

The newly expanded Marbleseed Organic Resource Directory now includes buyers, suppliers, and certification agencies, as well as educational resources such as fact sheets, workbooks, guidebooks, and more.

Want to see your business or resource listed in the Marbleseed Organic Resource Directory? We review all submissions to ensure products, services, and educational resources are appropriate for inclusion in the directory. To submit your business or resource for consideration, please use the forms below.

If you would like to order large quantities of the Organic Resource Directory or Guidebooks, please email info@marbleseed.org, or call 888-906-6737 to place your order.

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Kansas Rural Center Annual Food and Farm Conference

Nov 10 - Nov 11 | Topeka, KS | $
Join Kansas Rural Center this November 10th and 11th in Topeka, KS, for our Annual Food and Farm Conference. This year’s theme is “Urgency and Resilience: Cultivating a Thriving Future.” KRC is…

Wisconsin Beginning Farmer Resource Guide

Beginning Farmers, Land Access, Land Access : Incoming Farmers, Farm Business, Farm Business : General, Farm Business : Marketing, Farming Systems, Field Crops, Fruits and Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Livestock, Production, Production : General, Soils
USDA Farm Service Agency in Wisconsin, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service; Risk Management Agency; Rural Development; Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP); and UW-Madison Extension is proud to announce the launch of the Wisconsin Beginning Farmer Resource Guide.

This guide was developed to provide producers just getting started in agriculture with a well-rounded resource. Set up as a road map, it walks beginning farmers through the various resources available to support them through their journey of starting an agriculture operation, farm, or food business. The road map includes stops for phases such as Brainstorming, Learning, Planning, Funding, Forming, Operating, and Networking, as well as additional resources.

Produce Food Safety Plan Writing Course

Feb 06 - Mar 13 | Online | Free
Produce farmers are food handlers! Let’s do it safely and cost-effectively…

Panel: Vegetable Market Analysis
2023 by Laura Frerichs, Becca Carlson Rudebusch, Liz Granak, and Atina Diffley

It is always something. Markets change. One day home-delivered produces boxes are cutting into CSA sales; the next, a pandemic shuts down restaurants, colleges, and farmers markets. In this workshop…

An Abundance of Broccolini Trials: 2022 Results From Across the Upper Midwest
2023 by Natalie Hoidal, Kristine Lang, Anna Racer

Join us for updates on a variety of broccoli trials, conducted in
partnership with farmers and gardeners across the upper Midwest.
This session will highlight variety trials including: screening for…

Marbleseed's 34th Organic Farming Conference

Feb 23 - Feb 25 | La Crosse, Wisconsin | $
Join us for the 34th annual Organic Farming Conference, February 23-25, 2023 in La Crosse, Wisconsin…

Becoming the Employer of Choice - Vegetable Farmers

Jan 05 - Feb 06 | Online | $
Motivating and managing employees is essential to most diversified vegetable farms, and rare is the farmer who comes to farming with those labor management skills. Join your peers and learn about…

I need to create some fast, inexpensive greenhouse space. What do you suggest?
Jun 2017

In 2015, we bought a farm with some infrastructure but no greenhouse. We grow flowers and vegetables. Because we were low on capital, but high in experience and knew how to “hack” together season…

When should I start looking for markets for my new organic production?
Feb 2016

One of the most important—and most overlooked—steps in the process of transitioning is to plan ahead for a marketplace where you will be able to move your organic products. Because an outlet for your…

Must I use organic seed?
Dec 2008

If you are still in transition to organic, you are not required under the organic regulations to plant organic seed. However, you cannot plant seeds that have prohibited synthetic treatments applied…

Can I purchase a used conventional sprayer for use in my organic production?
Jan 2008

Yes, you can purchase and use this sprayer. However, you will need to perform some cleaning and refurbishment activities and document these before you may use it on organic land…

Why must I use organic seed instead of untreated, non-organic seed?
Jun 2007

The organic regulation mandates the use of organic seed unless you cannot find an “equivalent” variety in the quality or quantity that you need. Seed is the foundation of growing a crop, and the…

Should I trademark my farm’s name?
Jan 2007

If you sell retail or direct-to-consumer products or plan to add value to your farm’s production with a packaged product carrying the farm name, it might be a good idea to trademark your farm’s name…

What is the process for using organic seeds for my organic crop production?
Dec 2006

The National Organic Program (NOP) man­dates the use of organic seed for crops that will be sold as organic unless you can show that you could not find the quality, quantity, or equivalent variety of…

Can any farmer label products as organic?
Jun 2005

The use of the word “organic” on a label in the U.S. is regulated by law, which is managed by the National Organic Program (NOP) within the USDA. Farmers who are certified organic or those who sell…