Three-year transition process for pasture
What do I need to know about transitioning pasture?
Land is eligible for organic certification three years after the last application of a prohibited material such as fertilizers and pesticides. Learn more about transitioning farmland to organic.
How do I time my land transition with livestock conversion?
Consider applying for organic certification prior to beginning the one-year livestock conversion period. You’ll want to time your livestock conversion completion to align with your final year of pasture transition.
This approach affirms if your organic management practices are in compliance before you invest a lot of resources in the conversion process.
Confirm your sales market and organic certified processing facility in advance. Though this is not required to obtain organic certification, having a solid business plan will help you be successful. We’re always happy to discuss your plans and how to align certification timelines along the way.