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Farmer of the Year

Outstanding Farmer of the Year Award

The annual Outstanding Organic Farmer of the Year award, presented by OCIA R&E, recognizes talented producers who have certified to the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) level of excellence, for at least five years.

Award recipients excel in thoughtful cropping and livestock practices that build soil and reduce pests and weeds. They maintain and enhance the environment. They are innovative in farm practices. They ensure integrity and safety of food and manage their farm operations in a safe and conscious fashion. Outstanding organic farmers are involved in the organic community, promoting and supporting organic agriculture. They are also involved in their local OCIA chapter and sometimes at the international level.

Apply for the Farmer of the Year Award

Please submit your completed Farmer of the Year Application to