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Transitioning and organic farmers look to trusted advisors for technical and regulatory support during their transition years. Rodale Institute has launched the Certified Advisor Portal which contains vital information for agricultural services providers to help farmers transition to organic and regenerative organic production.


For more information, visit our webpage: Rodale Institute Certified Advisor Program - Rodale Institute

Emily Gantz

Consulting Program Manager

Rodale Institute


Emily is responsible for all program activities developed to assist farmers across the United States with their transition to organic and regenerative organic agricultural practices and help to bring them in compliance with USDA-NOP regulations and processes. Emily obtained her B.S. in Environmental Resource Management from Penn State University, is a Certified Crop Advisor and IOIA Certified. 

Sam Malriat

Director, Organic Crop Consultancy

Rodale Institute


Sam is in charge of all consulting services for farmers, landowners, and businesses interested in transitioning land to certified organic and regenerative production systems. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences from Cornell University, is a Certified Crop Adviser and is IOIA Certified in Crops and Livestock. Sam also serves as a board member for Pennsylvania Certified Organic, PA FarmLink, and sits on the Governing Council for the Organic Farmers Association.

Course Curriculum


  Before You Start
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  1. Soil and Water Management
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  2. Crops
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  3. Pests, Weeds & Disease Management
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  4. Business Planning and Market
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  5. Livestock
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  6. Organic Regulations
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  7. Regenerative Organic Regulations
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  8. Other Important Agricultural Regulations
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  9. Expert-Level Service Provider
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  10. Organic Processing, Handling & Supply Chain Verification
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