I'm interested in people who have had their farms certified by third-party organizations or by state or federal agencies. If you know of someone who's done this, or you've done this yourself, please send me an email at email@example.com
I'd like to write an entry about these organizations, and I'm looking for folks who have done this to ask questions about their experience. I'll keep your input confidential if you're concerned about it.
For the general reader: There are many organizations that offer to "certify" your farm; as organic, or naturally raised, or for the welfare of animals, or whatever. Some of them are fee-based -- the farmer pays the organization, and in return gets to say that they're certified by them.
The basic idea behind them is that having a third-party organization say that you've met their standards makes your farm more credible to consumers. Right now I'm contacted about once a week by one of these organizations.
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