The Organic Association of Kentucky is a nonprofit organization founded by farmers, for farmers. OAK works to advance organic regenerative agriculture, to improve the health of the environment and our communities. Growing ecological resilience, economic viability and socially just futures for Kentucky farmers through educational, technical and market resources.
We believe that organic agriculture improves environmental resilience and conservation, nurtures human and community health, and is a powerful driver of regional prosperity.
OAK works to educate farmers through its annual conference, field days and one-on-one technical assistance. The annual conference, 450+ attendees who attend workshops, hear inspiring speakers, meet experts among vendors and enjoy meals of organic foods.
Field days give farmers a chance to be “on the ground” with farmers, academics and other experts who have knowledge and experience with techniques, equipment methods, and additional resources that make sustainable and organic growing more successful. From permaculture to row crops, water harvesting to forage management, these information-packed events allow for the most practical and specific information exchange.
OAK provides “transition trainers,” one-on-one advisors who can coach farmers through their transition to become certified organic. These experts help with paperwork, farm planning, resources and marketing. The service is free to OAK members.
In addition, OAK works with partners to support community members in understanding the benefits of eating organic and increasing access to organic foods, through outreach and education programs and workplace wellness CSA.
If you need help finding information, please send us an email or give us a call. We are here to answer your questions about sustainable, organic farming and eating.