Organic Transitions (ORG)

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The overall goal of the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. In FY 2014, ORG will continue to prioritize environmental services provided by organic farming systems in the area of soil conservation and climate change mitigation, including greenhouse gases (GHG). Two new priorities have been added to support (1) the development of educational tools for Cooperative Extension personnel and other agricultural professionals who advise producers on organic practices and (2) the development of cultural practices and other allowable alternatives to substances recommended for removal from the National Organic Programs National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. Practices and systems to be addressed include those associated with organic crops, organic animal production, and organic systems integrating plant and animal production.

Eligibility Details

More Information on Eligibility: 
Colleges and universities [Section 1404 of NARETPA was amended by section 7101 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) to define Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs), and to include research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities.] Please see the RFA (Part III, B. and Part VIII, E. for more information).

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Mathieu Ngouajio
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Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
If benefits are commodity-specific, dollar-for-dollar match required. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards: 
$0 - $500,000