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Welcome to the sixth edition of the Upper Midwest Organic Resource Directory. We hope you find this directory to be a user-friendly reference that provides quick access to resources about organic agriculture in the Upper Midwest. The Directory identifies resource groups, certification agencies, suppliers, buyers, processors, consultants, publications and events in seven states: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
This is NOT a directory of certified organic farms. There are several places those looking for lists of farms can go. Certifying agencies can be a good source of info about certified organic farms and processors. Go to the Certification Agencies page to find which certifiers operate in your area. The Iowa Department of Agriculture is creating a list of certified organic Iowa farms and processors at www.agriculture.state.ia.us. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has published a 2006 Directory of Minnesota Organic farms which is available on their website www.mda.state.mn.us/esap/organic.
1. What is Organic Agriculture?
2. Resource Groups for Organic Farmers
State and Government Agencies
3. Certification Agencies
4. Suppliers of Organic Products
Fertilizers and Soil Inputs
Pest Control Suppliers
5. Brokers, Buyers, Cooperatives and Processors
6. Consultants to the Organic Industry