Before being certified organic, a portion of land must undergo a three-year transition process. For 36 months, crops must be grown without the use of any “prohibited substances” listed by the National Organic Program but cannot be marketed as organic. This can be challenging as the reduction in yield is not compensated by the premium received for a certified organic product. What can be done to make the transition period a successful start to your organic operation?

Making the Most Out of the Transition Period