Welcome to the Iowa Organic Association!  

We strive to advance organic opportunities for growers and processors in Iowa by fostering education, research, promotion and market development and policy.  


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Iowa Organic Conference
November 22-23  Iowa City


Iowa has over 800 certified organic farms!   Support your LOCAL ORGANIC FARM this farming season.   Use our great mapping tool to find the local organic farms near you.   Visit Local Iowa Farmers' Markets this season and Join a CSA!


IOWA = 5th in the Nation!

Iowa is a great place to farm organically! In fact, we are 5th in the nation for number of organic farms and lead the nation in the production of a number of organic crops.  


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    Iowa Organic Conference--Transition to Organic Mentoring

    AMES, Iowa—The 15th annual Iowa Organic Conference will give farmers who are interested in transitioning to an organic operation the opportunity to meet individually with experts in the field. The conference will be held Nov. 22-23 at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, as a joint effort between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the UI Office of Sustainability.

    Farmers will have the chance to participate in farmer-to-mentor round tables with organic producers and those experienced with organic certification. In addition, event speakers will provide advice on organic grain crops, vegetable production, fruit cultivation and certification how-to tips.

    “The U.S. market for organic products reached $39.1 billion in 2014 and the demand for organic grains and produce continues to exceed supply,” said Kathleen Delate, ISU Extension and Outreach organic agriculture specialist and professor in horticulture and agronomy. “Growers everywhere are encouraged to consider the potential for organic production.”

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