Organic Transition Trainer Program
OAK's Transition Trainers assist farmers who are interested in transitioning to USDA-certified organic production. Transition Trainers are organic specialists and are available for one-on-one consultations, providing a personal level of service and technical assistance on-site, at the farmer’s convenience. Transition Trainers can help in the following areas:
Ready to get started with a Trainer and
work on preparing for Organic Certification?
Do you have a few questions BEFORE you get started?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll chat through it with you.
Please note: this is a FREE, first-come first-served service and
we encourage all farms to have a current OAK membership.
Watch this short webinar to learn about organics in Kentucky, considerations for organic transition and how to prepare a successful application.
Excited to get started? Check out our page on Organic Certification Resources
to learn about the certifying process, organic regulations and more.
This program is made possible with support from:
Snowy Owl, Patagonia, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program
Farm transition plans
Navigating regulations around organic certification
Fundamental principles of organic agriculture
Practical details about organic crop, livestock, grain, and dairy production
Recordkeeping and other specific requirements