Organic Farming


25 Oct 2004 --- Grain Elevator --- Image by © Kelly Redinger/Design Pics/Corbis



Organic Farming Entails:

  • Use of cover crops, manures and crop rotation to fertilize the soil, maximize biological activity and maintain long-term soil health.
  • Use of biological control, crop rotations and other techniques to manage weeds, insects and disease.
  • An emphasis on biodiversity of the agricultural system and the surrounding environment.
  • Using rotational grazing and mixed forage pastures for livestock operations.
  • Reduction of external and off-farm inputs and elimination of synthetic pesticide, fertilizers and other materials.
  • A focus on renewable resources, soil and water conservation and management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological balance.