Growing the Organic Workforce

  • 17-Feb-2023 12:00

New Course from the NOP Human Capital Initiative: Growing the Organic Workforce + Become an Organic Inspector Video

The National Organic Program (NOP) recently launched a new course in the Organic Integrity Learning Center on Growing the Organic Workforce.  

Growing the Organic Workforce provides resources to support a robust, highly skilled workforce of qualified organic professionals. These resources promote organic market development, protect organic integrity, and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can use Growing the Organic Workforce to find information on recruitment, educational programs, professional training, and more. Resources are organized topically, and new topics are added frequently!

Current Growing the Organic Workforce topics include:

  • Experiential Organic Agriculture Education Programs
  • Organic Internship Best Practices
  • Organic Field Crop Practices

The Growing the Organic Workforce resources were developed as part of NOP’s Human Capital Initiative to support current and future generations of organic professionals with the skills needed to effectively protect the USDA organic seal. To learn more, please visit our Human Capital Initiative web page.

Become an Organic Inspector Video

Organic inspectors serve an essential role in the oversight process. Inspectors verify compliance with the regulations by visiting organic operations on-site to uphold organic integrity and strengthen what the organic label means. Watch the Become an Organic Inspector video to hear from inspectors in the field.

This video was developed by the organic community, led by Oregon Tilth and International Organic Inspectors Association, under the NOP Human Capital Initiative.