These guides offer current or prospective organic farmers information on new management approaches and a better understanding of the National Organic Program (NOP) standards. The guides describe organic requirements, best practices and explain the certification process.

ATTRA-NCAT logoGuides can be downloaded for free or ordered in print for a small handling fee at the links above or from ATTRA/NCAT. Their website covers a wide range of topics, including reducing pesticide use on cropland, promoting food safety in sustainable production systems, reducing farm energy use and costs, enriching soils with the use of cover crops and providing technical assistance for farmers markets and urban gardening. The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) developed and maintains ATTRA (formerly known as Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas) through a cooperative agreement with the USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service.