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  • Speaker Series 2010: Av Singh

    Certification, Complementary Agriculture, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Speaker Series 2010: Av Singh

    Av Singh gives three minutes of organic advice at the 2010 ACORN Conference Speaker Series.

  • Opportunities for Local Organic with Norbert Kungl

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Opportunities for Local Organic with Norbert Kungl

    NS Farmer Norbert Kungl discusses his opinion of how the changes in global agriculture are offering a tremendous opportunity for the local organic sector at the 2010 ACORN organic conference and trade show in Charlottetown, PEI. (2mins 3secs)

  • Small-Scale Organic Processing Opportunities

    Certification, Infrastructure & Equipment, Value-Added

    Small-Scale Organic Processing Opportunities

    At the 2010 organic conference and trade show, organic inspector and farmer Brian Ives discusses his experiences inspecting processing plants across Atlantic Canada.  He sees opportunities for small-scale processing operations for organic value-added foods.

  • Record-Keeping for Streamlined Organic Certification

    Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Record-Keeping for Streamlined Organic Certification
  • Part 1: Organic Farming: "Philosophies and Fundamentals of Organic" with Dr. Av Singh

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Part 1:  Organic Farming:

    Philosophies and Fundamentals of Organic is Part 1 in a series of educational videos with Av Singth from Agrapoint talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007 (7m:46s)

  • Part 2: Organic Farming: "Learning About Organic" with Dr. Av Singh

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Part 2:  Organic Farming:

    Learning About Organic Farming is part 2 in a series of educational videos with Av Singth from Agrapoint talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007. (2m:50s)

  • Part 3: Organic Farming: "Just Do It": with Dr. Av Singh

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Part 3: Organic Farming:

    Just Do It is part 3 in a series of educational videos with Av Singth from Perennia talking about organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference held in Cornwall, PEI, 2007. (4m:01s)

  • Part 4: Organic Farming: "Is Organic About Less or More?" with Dr. Av Singh

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Part 4:  Organic Farming:

    Is Organic About Less or More is part 4 in a series of educational videos with Dr. Av Singth from Agrapoint talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007. (7:m36s)

  • Work Together To Do Better with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Work Together To Do Better with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Work Together To Do Better is one in a series of inspirational videos with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007. (7m:58s)

  • Growing Locally with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops

    Growing Locally with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Growing Locally is one in a series of inspirational videos with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007.

  • Going (and Staying) Organic—What You Need to Know About Standards

    Certification

    Going (and staying) organic-what you need to know about standards, recordkeeping and inspection
  • GMOs and Organic Agriculture with E. Ann Clark

    Certification

    GMOs and Organic Agriculture with E. Ann Clark: Cross-Pollination; Externalized Costs; Known and Unknowable Risks
  • ACORN's brochure on the benefits of organic certification and the certification process

    Certification

    ACORN's brochure on the benefits of organic certification and the certification process
  • Garden Centre List by ACORN (2009)

    Certification, Food Skills, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    ACORN Garden Centre List: Fertilizers; Soil Mixtures; Growth Promoters
  • Organic Standards and Certification with Roxanne Beavers - 2011

    Certification

    2011 Organic Standards and Certification with Roxanne Beavers: What is the Canadian Organic Standard?; Getting Certified; Recordkeeping and the Organic Plan; Inspection
  • Innovative Weed Management Strategies for Organic Cereal Crops with Dr. Ellen

    Certification

    Innovative Weed Management Strategies for Organic Cereal Crops with Dr. Ellen Mallory
  • The Greenhouse Effect: The Influence of: Light, Water, and Temperature on Plan Growth

    Certification

    The Greenhouse Effect: The Influence of: Light, Water, and Temperature on Plan Growth
  • Organic Market Research and Action Plan (ProAgri Consulting and Morton Horticulture Associates)

    Certification

    This report provides an overview of the Atlantic Canadian organic market.

  • Record keeping for Streamlined Certification and Farmer Sanity with Rowena Hopkins and Roxanne Beavers

    Certification

    Record keeping for Streamlined Certification and Farmer Sanity with Rowena Hopkins and Roxanne Beavers: Canadian Organic Standards; Useful sources of documentation
  • Transitioning to Organic Field Crop Production with Claude Bertheleme -March 2008

    ACORN Conference, Certification, Grain & Field Crops

    Transitioning to Organic Field Crop Production with Claude Berth
  • Audit Trail Workshop with Rowena Hopkins & Roxanne Beavers - ACORN Conference 2010

    ACORN Conference, Certification

    Audit Trail Workshop: What is an Audit Trail?; Examples of Traceability
  • Transporting Organics: Considerations for Organic Integrity in Distribution

    Certification, Infrastructure & Equipment

    The likelihood that organic products travel with non-organic products is great, and organic integrity can be at risk. This resource outlines some of the key considerations you should take into account to maintain organic intergrity in distribution as either producer or distributor.

  • ACORN's Quarterly Organic Newsletter Issue 56 - Spring 2015

    Certification, Community Supported Agriculture, Soil & Compost

    Includes articles on the following:

    • Update on Biodegradable Mulches
    • Provincial Organic Survey Results
    • Project & Provincial Updates
    • Upholding Our Organic Standards
    • CSA Shareholder & Farm Survey Results
    • Seasonal Food Fix
  • Understanding the Organic Claim

    ACORN Conference, Business & Marketing, Certification

    In food production, labels are applied to give consumers an idea of what they are eating, and how it is produced. There has been a proliferation of labeling systems which sometimes leave consumers more confused than informed. In this presentation from the 2013 ACORN conference in Moncton, Jodi Koberinski explains labels and buzzwords you might see on food packaging and clarifies what they mean (if anything). She also speaks about the recent efforts made to create mandatory national organic standards and the accompanying labeling. She explores where it succeeds, and its limitations.

  • Directory of Organic Inputs (2016 - outdated)

    Certification, Pests, Disease & Weeds

  • OMRI Canada Organic Regime Product Review

    Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Pests, Disease & Weeds, Soil & Compost

    OMRI is now offering product review aligned with Canada Organic Regime (COR) standards, in addition to the existing Review Program under U.S. National Organic Program (NOP) standards. Allowed products are listed in the OMRI Canada Products List©, which is always available for free download. The first step toward listing a product on either the OMRI Products List or the OMRI Canada Products List is to order an OMRI Application Kit. The Kit includes all necessary application materials in order to apply for any type of OMRI review.

    How It Works
    Suppliers of products that fall within OMRI's scope are eligible to apply for listing on the OMRI Canada Products List.

    Products that OMRI has reviewed and determined are allowed in organic production according to Canadian standards will be included on a public OMRI Canada Products List©. These products will have the option of using either the new OMRI Canada seal or the USA / Canada seal.

    OMRI has recruited a team of knowledgeable experts with experience evaluating inputs to COR standards, to make final product listing decisions. OMRI is pleased to welcome Rochelle Eisen, Garry Lean, and Kelly Monaghan as the first OMRI Canada Review Panel members. Read more and review their bios here.

  • AgPal Program and Service Finder

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Infrastructure & Equipment, Livestock

    AgPal is a web-based discovery tool to help producers and others in the agriculture and agri-business sector find the federal, provincial and territorial programs and services that specifically apply to them.

  • Special Summer 2012 Issue of the Canadian Organic Grower

    Certification, Fruit & Berry, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    These articles first appeared in the special Summer 2012 research edition of The Canadian Organic Grower, produced in collaboration between OACC and COG. This special issue is brought to you with the support of the Organic Science Cluster. The Organic Science Cluster projects described in this article are funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and industry partners.

    Canada's Organic Science Cluster (OSC) is part of the Canadian Agri-Science Cluster Initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Growing Forward Policy Framework. Growing Forward, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The OSC is led by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada and the lead industry applicant, the Organic Federation of Canada.

  • OACC's Resources for Atlantic Canada

    Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Livestock, Soil & Compost

    The OACC offers research srticles on soils, horticulture, field crops, livestock and other.  Also, web-based courses on Composting, Organic Field Crop Production, Organic Livestock Production, Principles of Organic Horticulture and the Transition to Organic Agriculture.

  • Summer Podcast Series: Top 10 Certification Mistakes Organic Producers Make

    ACORN Conference, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    This workshop on Certification Mistakes was led by ACORN's own Organic Transition Coordinator, Tara Scott, during ACORN's 2014 Conference in Halifax, NS.