Ten ways to become an Organic Expert

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It is such an honor to work in an industry that does so much for the planet. Organic agriculture conserves resources, protects the environment and minimizes pesticide use while feeding the world. Organic agriculture helps improve the lives of farmers in developing countries and provides a vibrant export opportunity for domestic producers.

Organic agriculture is also a bright spot in the U.S. economy. As Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) Deputy Anne Alonzo recently said, “U.S. consumer sales of organic products stood at $31.4 billion at the end of 2011, and are estimated at $35 billion for 2012. At the start of this year, there were 17,750 certified organic farms and businesses in the United States.”

Have you have ever wanted to be on the cutting edge of organic news and events? Do you want to better understand how the USDA regulates and protects the organic industry?  Continue reading

Embracing the WHY: A path to inspiration and growth

Non GMO FlowerMost days we are actively engaged in running our businesses, maintaining what we do with the greatest of care and efficiency. We utilize metrics, milestones and deliverables as incentives to create profitable businesses. We employ specialized individuals who are experts in their field that help drive our businesses with new technologies and technical prowess.  As business people we know what to do and how to do it, but do we understand and fully communicate the WHY? Continue reading