Why Transition to Organic Farming?

There has never been a better time to enter organic farming than right now!

  • demand for organic has increased 170% since 2002 in Canada
  • for every $100 earned per acre an organic farmer keeps $58, a conventional farmer keeps $31
  • more than 20 million (60%) of Canadians buy organic products weekly
  • $554m in annual Canadian organic exports

Strong consumer demand

Canadian organic farmers can’t fill current demand.  As you know, profit exists in an economy where there is high demand and low supply.  That’s why switching now makes sense.  The organic industry has spent millions educating consumers and they are responding with their wallets.  Organic food and beverage sales are the fastest growing sector in agri-food today.

Transitioning has never been easier

There is more help and knowledge available than ever before.  This means the switch from a conventional operation to an organic one is smoother and easier than ever before.  The resources available to you are plentiful and easy to access.

Interested in learning more about organic grain production?

The newly launched Pivot & Grow website will provide you with information and resources to support you through the transition process.

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The Organic Value Chain Roundtable published Organic Advantage: Transition to higher profits – Field Crops.  The document provides a great overview of  the organic industry in Canada and the things you should take into account when considering transitioning your farm to organic production.

Interested in learning more about organic beef production?

The Organic Value Chain Roundtable published Organic Advantage: Transition to higher profits – Beef Production.  The document provides a great overview of  the organic industry in Canada and the things you should take into account when considering transitioning your farm to organic production.

Interested in learning more about organic vegetable production?

The Organic Value Chain Roundtable published Organic Advantage: Transition to higher profits – Vegetable Production.  The document provides a great overview of  the organic industry in Canada and the things you should take into account when considering transitioning your farm to organic production.

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