The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is offering farmers, including those new to farming, free online courses on the basics of organic agriculture. The first module is Organic Soil Health Management.
“Healthy soils are the foundation of a successful organic farm, but determining which soil building practices will work best in a particular farming system can be challenging,” explains OFRF’s Education and Research Program Manager, Lauren Snyder. “The goal of this training program is to provide reliable information in one place and to highlight resources that help farmers assess which practices make the most sense for their system.”
These self-paced resources are offered by a collaboration between OFRF, the University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (UC SAREP), and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, with funding from the California Department of Food and Agriculture.