Local, Regional, National & International Organizations
American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA) email@example.com 888-662-7772 Boyd, WI A member organization dedicated to sharing information about raising all kinds of poultry on pasture.
Angelic Organics Learning Center firstname.lastname@example.org 815-389-8455 Caledonia, IL A nonprofit that helps urban and rural people build local food systems.
Center for Integrated Ag Systems (CIAS) email@example.com 608-262-8018 Madison, WI A sustainable agriculture research center at UW-Madison that brings together farmers, researchers and policy makers to study farming practices and profitability.
Cornucopia Institute firstname.lastname@example.org 608-625-2043 Cornucopia, WI Dedicated to the fight for economic justice for the family-scale farming community.
Family Farm Defenders email@example.com 608-260-0900 Madison, WI Grassroots organization supporting family farmers, rural justice, workers rights, consumer safety and food sovereignty.
GrassWorks, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 715-808-0060 Hudson, WI GrassWorks is a nonprofit organization that promotes managed grazing.
Healthy Farmers Healthy Profit Project email@example.com 608-231-2622 Madison, WI Provide free literature on work efficiency tools and methods; tools on display.
Michael Fields Agriculture Institute firstname.lastname@example.org 262-642-3303 East Troy, WI Providing agricultural and food system services.
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) email@example.com 715-778-5773 Spring Valley, WI A nonprofit educational outreach organization dedicated to organic farming.
Midwest Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, MODPA firstname.lastname@example.org 715-265-4631 Madison, WI An organic dairy producers group dedicated to improving commication, enhancing farm gate price and consumer confidence while upholding the highest organic dairy standards.
Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA) email@example.com 608-637-2526 Viroqua,WI NOP and ISO Guide 65 accredited certification agency providing services to producers and processors/handlers throughout the U.S., with a strong focus on the Upper Midwest.
Nature’s International Certification Services (NICS) firstname.lastname@example.org 608-637-7080 Viroqua,WI A new organic certification agency founded by David Engel in June of 2005 to serve organic producers including crops, wild crops and livestock operations, and processors/handlers worldwide.
Oregon Tilth, Inc. – Midwest Office tilth.org email@example.com 608-637-8594 Viroqua,WI A nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound and socially equitable agriculture through education, research, advocacy and certification.
Organic Tree Fruit Association (OTFA) OTFAinfo@gmail.com 715-808-0060 Hudson, WI A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to serving the interests of organic tree fruit growers and advancing the organic tree fruit industry through education, research and advocacy.
Research Education Action & and Policy (REAP) Food Group firstname.lastname@example.org 608-310-7836 Madison, WI Connects producers, consumers, policymakers, educators, businesses and organizations to nourish the links between land and table.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) email@example.com 608-662-4422 ext 227 Madison, WI The primary federal agency working to protect natural resources on private lands.
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (WI DATCP) firstname.lastname@example.org 608-224-5120 Madison, WI Resources and information for beginning and experienced organic farmers and handlers.
Wisconsin Farmers Union email@example.com 715-723-5561 Chippewa Falls, WI Voice of WI farm families since 1930.
Wisconsin Natural Foods firstname.lastname@example.org Wisconsin Rapids, WI Informs people of the relationship between soil conservation, clean air, pure water and human health.
FamilyFarmed.org email@example.com 708-763-9920 Oak Park, IL A nonprofit program focusing on supporting the growth of a regional food system in the Midwest by establishing markets for organic and sustainable family farmers in IL, IN, IA, MI, WI and beyond.
Farmer’s Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) firstname.lastname@example.org 651-223-5400 St. Paul, MN A non profit law center dedicated to providing legal information, referrals and advocacy to family farmers and farm organizations.
Food Alliance Midwest email@example.com 651-265-3682 St. Paul, MN One of the nation’s leading certifiers of environmentally friendly and socially responsible agricultural practices.
Found’n for Agriculture and Rural Resource Management and Sustainability (FARRMS) firstname.lastname@example.org 701-486-3569 Medina, ND A nonprofit organization providing organic production and processing courses, loans to transitional farmers and other programming, which supports sustainable rural communities.
Illinois Stewardship Alliance email@example.com 217-528-1563 Springfield, IL Through policy development, advocacy and education, promotes ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible food systems.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) firstname.lastname@example.org 612-870–0453 Minneapolis, MN IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.
International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS) email@example.com 701-483-5504 Dickenson, ND Cultivating integrity and trust across the organic community.
Iowa Network for Community Agriculture (INCA) firstname.lastname@example.org Des Moines, IA A grassroots, volunteer organization promoting local food in Iowa through community-based partnerships, new grower support, and local food eduction.
Iowa Organic Association email@example.com 319-447-1188 Marion, IA Nonprofit organization to advance organic opportunities by fostering education, research, promotion and market development and policy.
Land Connection firstname.lastname@example.org 217-688-2570 Sidney, IL Working to ensure successful farmers, healthy farmland, and an abundance of delicious local and organic food by training beginning farmers and facilitating smart, sustainable. pro-farmer farmland transitions.
Land Stewardship Project (LSP) email@example.com 612-722-6377 Minneapolis, MN Nonprofit membership organization promoting farmland stewardship and sustainable agriculture.
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture firstname.lastname@example.org 515-294-3711 Ames, IA Provides funding for research on sustainable agriculture through competitive grants program in IA.
Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS) email@example.com 517-432-0712 East Lansing, MI Statewide nonprofit organization working to advance sustainable food and farming systems practices that will improve MI’s triple bottom line, yielding more productive economic development initiatives, and enviromnetal stewardship practices leading to more prosperous communites throughout the state.
Michigan Land Use Institute firstname.lastname@example.org 231-941-6584 Traverse City, MN Building a new economny in MI with efforts to promote local food, green energy, and regional planning.
Michigan Organic Food and Farming Alliance (MOFFA) email@example.com 248-262-6826 Lansing, MI A 300 member nonprofit organization promoting local, organic food and farming in MI.
Minnesota Food Assocation, Big River Farms Program firstname.lastname@example.org 651-433-3676 Marine on St. Croix, MN Nonprofit membership organization promoting a sustainable food system with on-the-ground programs.
Minnesota Organic Network email@example.com 651-201-6012 St. Paul, MN E-mail listserv connects MN to share information about organic agriculture, kick around ideas, ask each other questions, and work together.
Minnesota Project firstname.lastname@example.org 651-645-6159 St. Paul, MN Connecting people with policy to nurture collaborations to build strong local economies, vibrant communities and a healthy environment.
Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society email@example.com 701-883-4303 LaMoure, ND Committed to the development of a more sustainable society through the promotion of ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable food systems.
Organic Consumers Association 218-226-4164 Finland, MN An online and grassroots nonprofit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice and sustainability.
Organic Field School firstname.lastname@example.org 952-985-7233 Farmington, MN The Organic Field School at Gardens of Eagan is dedicated to transformation of our food and farming to regional, organic systems.
Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) email@example.com 515-232-5661 Ames, IA Sponsors on-farm research, educational programs, field days, conference and a quarterly newsletter about sustainable and organic agriculture.
Sustainable Farming Association of MN (SFA-MN) firstname.lastname@example.org 763-260-0209 Princeton, MN A membership organization supporting the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through innovation, demonstration, education, and farmer-to-farmer networking.
Women, Food and Agriculture Network email@example.com 515-460-2477 Ames, IA Linking and empowering women to build food systems and communities that are healthy, just, sustainable, and that promote environmental integrity.
Accredited Certifiers Association, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 607-648-3259 Port Crane, NY A non- profit educational organization offering resources to the USDA accredited organic certifier community and the organic industry.
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center National Agriculture Library (AFSIC) email@example.com 301-504-6559 Beltsville, MD A library information center specializing in resources related to organic and sustainable agriculture enterprises, crops, and cropping systems.
Animal Welfare Approved firstname.lastname@example.org 202-546-5292 Alexandria, VA Audits and certifies family farms.
ATTRA – National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service email@example.com 800-346-9140 Fayetteville, AR Provides free publications on organic and sustainable production methods, crops, marketing and farm internships.
Beyond Pesticides firstname.lastname@example.org 202-543-5450 Washington, DC Assists individuals and community-based organizations to stimulate discussion on the hazards of toxic pesticides, while providing information on safer alternatives.
CAFF (California Alliance for Family Farmers) email@example.com 530-756-8518 Davis, CA Today’s Community Alliance with Family Farmers is the result of efforts by both farmers and urban activists working together for over 30 years. We strive to build a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.
Center for Food Safety firstname.lastname@example.org 202-547-9359 Washington, DC A national nonprofit working to curb the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and promote sustainable alternatives.
Certified Naturally Grown email@example.com 877-211-0308 Stone Ridge, NY A national certification program for direct-market farmers using natural methods.
eOrganic Community of Practice firstname.lastname@example.org 541-737-3483 Corvallis, OR A national web-based information source designed to provide accurate and up-to-date information on organic agriculture to university faculty, extension agents and farmers.
International Organic Inspectors Associations email@example.com 406-436-2031 Broadus, MT Trains certification inspectors for the organic industry.
Just Food firstname.lastname@example.org 212-645-9880 ext221 New York, NY Just Food is a non-profit organization that connects communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all New Yorkers. Just Food provides regional farmers and food producers, CSA organizers and everyday eaters with the resources and support they need to establish and experience healthy food systems—in every neighborhood.
LocalHarvest email@example.com 831-515-5602 Santa Cruz, CA A nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets and other local food sources, helping consumers get fresh farm produce right near where they live.
National Association of State Organic Programs firstname.lastname@example.org 360-902-1924 Olympia, WA Provides state/commonwealth government officals a means to discuss the promotion and regulation of organic agricultural issues.
National Organic Coalition (NOC) email@example.com 845-744-2304 Pine Bush, NY A national alliance of organizations of working to provide a “WA voice” for farmers, ranchers, industry, environmentalists, consumers and organic industry members who are committed to organic integrity.
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) firstname.lastname@example.org 202-547-5754 Washington, DC A national alliance of grassroots family farms, rural, and conservation organizations that together advocate for federal policies and programs supporting the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture, natural resources and rural communities.
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) email@example.com 203-888-5146 Stevenson, CT Provides coordination between the chapters, conducts the annual NOFA Summer Conference and acts as an umbrella organization for projects of collective concern to NOFA chapters, such as the Northeast Interstate Organic Certification Committee.
Organic Center firstname.lastname@example.org 303-499-1840 Boulder, CO Offering credible, peer reviewed scientific information and communication the verifiable benefits of organic farming and products to society.
Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) email@example.com 831-426-6606 Santa Cruz, CA A nonprofit foundation that sponsors research related to organic farming practices, publishes research results for organic farmers and growers interested in adopting organic production systems, and educated the public and decision-makers about organic farming issues.
Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) firstname.lastname@example.org 541-343-7600 x106 Eugene, OR Reviews brand name products used in organic agriculture and processing, and determines if they meet USDA organic regulations.
Organic Seed Alliance email@example.com 360-385-7192 Port Townsend, WA Supporting the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed.
Organic Trade Association (OTA) firstname.lastname@example.org 413-774-7511 Greenfield, MA Membership organization representing the organic industry in US and Canada.
Rodale Institute email@example.com 610-683-1400 Kutztown, PA Provides farmers with techniques they need to succeed; policy-makers with information they need to best support our farmers; and consumers with resources they need to make informed decisions about the food they eat.
Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SWAG) firstname.lastname@example.org Fayetteville, AR Fosters a movement towards a more sustainable farming and food system – one that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane.
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SARE) email@example.com 614-306-6422 College Park, MD Publishes a variety of farmer-ready handbooks, free bulletins, reports highlighting SARE projects, and resource guides.
Sustainable Alternative Farming Institute/Small Farm Today firstname.lastname@example.org 800-633-2535 Clark, MO A nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the small family farm, rural community and the sustainability of our society at large.
USDA National Organic Program (NOP) email@example.com 202-720-3253 Washington, DC Oversees national organic standards, accredits organic certification agencies and provides general information on its policies and activities through its website.
Wallace Center/Winrock International firstname.lastname@example.org 703-879-6556 Arlington, VA Supports entrepreneurs and communities as they build new, 21st century food system that is healthier for people, environment, and economy.
Green Trade email@example.com 33-1-47-50-02-73 Chaville, France An international marketplace for the organic industry presented in English, French and Spanish with more than 4.350 companies referenced in the online directory.
International Federation of Organic Ag Movements (IFOAM) firstname.lastname@example.org 49-228-92650-10 Bonn, Germany Represents the worldwide movement of organic agriculture and provides a platform for global exchange and cooperation.
Urgenci email@example.com 33 (0)6 87 04 49 30 Aubagne, France Fostering peer-based solidarity among Community-Supported Agriculture initiatives worldwide to actively contribute to the food sovereignty movement.
Equiterre firstname.lastname@example.org 514-522-2000 Montreal, Quebec Equiterre helps build a social movement by encouraging individuals, organizations and governments to make ecological and equitable choices, in a spirit of solidarity.
JOAA (Japanese Organic Agriculture Association) email@example.com (81) (0)3- 3818 3078 Tokyo, Japan We are solely dedicated to promoting organic farming and organic community through mutual understanding, aid and assistance and NOT an agent for trade or business.