Before we left i attended the 2015 Minnesota Organic Conference in St Cloud. One of the Work Shops was "Transitioning to Organic" we learned so much. The first step is a written a plan.
We are on our way to "Certified Organic" We have written a 5 year Plan.
This year 2015 we will concentrate on soil Fertility, we have found a source for Turkey Litter and will use it plus Cover Crops to meet our soil nutrition needs. our goal is 2 year. We already use only Organic products for Insect and Disease Control so that part not a problem.
In our second year we will focus on improved Weed Control. of course continue with soil nutrition and Organic insect and Disease control.
Year three and four, start the process to become certified Organic this is a 3 year process. First no unapproved plants, seeds, Fertilizers ETC all must Organic. Detailed Record keeping to prove your Inputs. and all of the inputs must follow the USDA ORGANIC National Rules & Minnesota Department of Agriculture Rules. At this point we must post signs, establish a buffer Zone around our Farm to prevent drift of Chemicals and GMO crops from Neighbors.
Year 5 of my plan bring in the Certification agency The agency will inspect and review all Documents then provide Certification.
This is a Brief description of the Process you can learn More from www.mosesorganic.org