Organic Farming

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Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control. Organic farming uses fertilizers and pesticides but excludes or strictly limits the use of manufactured (synthetic) fertilizers, pesticides (which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides), plant growth regulators such as hormones, livestock antibiotics, food additives, genetically modified organisms, human sewage sludge, and nanomaterials.

As a partner with Natural Resource Conservation Service the Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District can offer technical assistance and cost share opportunities from the Farm Bill for private landowners interested in transitioning into Organic Farming.

 

Organic Transition

Conservation Support Organic Transition Plan