The Transition to Organic Livestock Production course provides information on organic livestock management and an overview of the National Organic Program (NOP) standards as they apply to specific segments of a livestock farm operation. The course instructors provide detailed analyses of nutrition, health and best management practices for each species. The course incorporates a variety of instructional materials and methods with video being the main vehicle for transfer of knowledge. Each lesson includes videos of farmers who share with you their experience, challenges and successes in managing organic livestock operations.


This course is for:

  • Conventional livestock farmers who are considering whether they want to become certified organic
  • Farmers in the process of converting to organic practices
  • Farmers who are new to organic certification
  • Educators, agriculture extension professionals and consultants
  • Anyone interested in learning about certified organic livestock production


In this course, you will:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the USDA organic regulations as they apply to livestock producers
  • Learn about organic nutrition, health management strategies, marketing methods, and ethical concerns relating to livestock production
  • Discover the structure of the organic pasture management plan
  • Become familiar with the Living Conditions standard and Access to Pasture Rule
  • Understand how to determine if particular product or material may be used in organic production
  • Learn about compliance and what happens if your operation becomes non-compliant


If you are also producing crops, you may benefit more if you enroll in the comprehensive Transition to Certified Organic Agriculture course that includes this course as Module 4.

Course Curriculum

  TRANSITION TO ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
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  INTRODUCTION
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  MODULE 1 - ORGANIC LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT
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  MODULE 2 - RUMINANT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
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  MODULE 3 - MONOGASTRIC PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
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  MODULE 4 - PROCESSOR HANDLER RULE
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  COURSE FEEDBACK
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Frequently Asked Questions

 

When does the course start and finish?

The course is a completely self-paced online course — you decide when you start and when you finish. 

 

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like — across any and all devices you own.

 

Will I get a grade/credit or certificate?

No grades/credits will be given in this course, but you will receive a Certificate of Completion once you finish all the lessons. 

 

What if I have questions or need help?

If you have any issues with your purchase, please contact us and we will do our best to help. Refunds will be issued only within 30 days of purchase. 

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TRANSITION TO ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

Everything you need to know about livestock transition to organic production!

This course provides information on organic livestock management and an overview of the National Organic Program (NOP) standards as they apply to specific segments of a livestock farm operation. The course instructors provide detailed analyses of nutrition, health and best management practices for each species. The course incorporates a variety of instructional materials and methods with video being the main vehicle for transfer of knowledge. Each lesson includes videos of farmers who share with you their experience, challenges and successes in managing organic livestock operations.