The Kerr Center’s Cannon Horticulture Plots have been certified organic since 2011. Organic certification was allowed to lapse in 2017, but organic management continues in order to permit easy re-certification in the future. On this page, learn what is required for organic certification, and how to achieve and maintain it.
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, & Forestry is an accredited organic certifier, and also maintains a list of certified organic producers and processors in the state.
Publications Related to Organic Certification
This is an FAQ-format summary of organic farming for producers considering certification.
Brief guide to compliance with the National Organic Standard’s regulations for using manure and manure-compost in certified organic farming operations
This publication outlines the origins of organic agriculture, highlighting the concepts that define it as a distinct and sustainable approach to farming.
This presentation gives an extensive overview of setting up an organic farming system.
This fact sheet describes how to eliminate bermudagrass from future vegetable fields using a sorghum-sudangrass cover crop.
This report provides an overview of the general requirements for organic certification and for food processing facilities, followed by a discussion of four different on-farm enterprises, including table eggs.
This report includes guidelines and an organic system plan to help determine whether an organic farming operation meets the USDA standards.
This report summarizes food labeling laws, including organic and genetically modified foods, in relation to sustainable agriculture.