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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Join IOA and receive discount membership at Organic Farmers Association!  

Iowa Organic Association is a member of the national policy organization, Organic Farmers Association that advocates for organic farmers at the national level.  OFA is farmer-led through and through.  Join today to receive a vote on their national policy agenda




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.  In 2016, there were 103,136 organic acres in Iowa, an increase of 9,429 acres from 2015.




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    Mechanical Weed Management

    Spring has finally arrived in Iowa! The warmer weather has folks thinking about summer and, unfortunately, thinking about weeds. Thankfully, we recently archived our winter webinar on mechanical weed management techniques.

    With support from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency, IOA was able to invite longtime organic farmers Paul Mugge and David Nees to speak about their experiences with managing weeds in organic row crop systems. Over forty folks from Michigan to Montana tuned in to listen to Paul and David discuss their strategies when we hosted the webinar in February. Now, their conversation is available for you to listen to at your leisure! We hope that you will learn a lot from Paul and David. David has been farming organically near Storm Lake for more than thirty years. He now shares the farm with his son, Andrew. Paul Mugge is an organic farmer and Iowa Organic Association board member from Sutherland, Iowa. He is a life-long environmentalist and his farm management has been a progression from conventional, to sustainable, to completely organic since 2001.

    Are you curious about crop rotations, cultural and biological weed management strategies, and equipment recommendations? Paul and David discuss all of these topics and more during in their webinar. Read on and tune in.

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