Our Mission: To address issues and concerns relevant to organic inspectors, to provide quality inspector training, and
to promote consistency and integrity in the organic certification process.


IOIA Onsite Training Schedule


IOIA Crop and Processing Training, Farmington, Minnesota, November 2018
Crop inspection course – October 29-November 2 
Processing inspection course – November 5-9

The Minnesota trainings are full. Please contact Teri at ioiassistant@rangeweb.net if you are interested in getting on the waiting list.

IOIA will sponsor a Crop Inspection Training and a Processing Inspection Training at Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center, Farmington, Minnesota. Each course includes 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing. A minimum of 12 participants is required for each course or it will be cancelled.

Lead Trainers for the courses will be Margaret Scoles for the Crop and Garry Lean for Processing. Assistant Trainers will be Nate Powell Palm for Crop and Corrine Kolm for Processing.

Please see the Course Information for further details.


San José, Costa Rica, Processing Inspection Course – November 19-23, 2018
IOIA and Eco-LOGICA will cosponsor a 4.5 day Basic Organic Processing Inspection training using USDA National Organic Standards as a reference. The course will be held at ICAES, Coronado in Costa Rica on November 19-23, 2018. Instruction will be conducted in Spanish. Please contact Sue Wei or Nandayure Studt at ph.: (506) 2297-6676
or e-mail: swei@eco-logica.com or nstudt@eco-logica.com further information.