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.