Saturday, March 5, 2016, was the day of the first Oregon Organic Grower Meeting. Twenty-five people attended, most of which were growers. Drew Katz of Oregon Tilth gave a nice presentation on the process involved in becoming certified organic. It’s quite the process, and it requires you to keep a lot of records, but it’s definitely not impossible or too overwhelming … many growers have either completed the process, or are in the middle of their transition period.
Here are a few of the highlights I picked up from the meeting: