DATCP main number: 608-224-5012
Organic Agriculture Programs
To foster development of organic businesses and increase availability of Wisconsin organic products in the marketplace and to build capacity and expertise in organic production among Wisconsin farmers.
- One-on-one outreach & technical assistance (phone, email, farm visits, conference & field day presentations/booths)
- Coordination of the Organic Advisory Council
- Partnering with other Agencies to support research and educational programs
- Administration of the federal Organic Certification Cost Share program
Our current programs include the following:
Organic Advisory Council
Organic Farm and Business Directory
Organic Certification Cost-Share Program
Organic Farm and Vineyard Registry
Here are some links to resources on organic agricultural production.
USDA National Organic Program
Develops and implements national standards that govern the marketing and trade of organically produced products and ensures that such products meet consistent standards.
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
ATTRA - Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas is a USDA sponsored educational site providing resources and articles on organic and sustainable farming practices.
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services
MOSES-Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services provides educational programming for organic farmers, those seeking to transition to organic and others. MOSES sponsors the Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference and other workshops and learning opportunities throughout the year.
SavorWisconsin.com is an online directory and resource for consumers across the world to find food and agricultural products and services from the state of Wisconsin.
Organic Valley Family of Farms
The largest organic farmer-owned cooperative in North America. Their website has a large amount of educational information for farmers and consumers.
Organic Trade Association
A membership based association representing the organic industry in North America, working to promote organic products in the marketplace and to protect the integrity of organic standards.
Wisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide: A producer's guide to marketing locally grown food
More information about organic agriculture is available by calling 608-224-5120.