Sound & Sensible

Making organic certification more accessible, attainable, and affordable involves collaboration with many partners across the country and around the globe. In 2014, the National Organic Program created the Sound and Sensible initiative to identify and remove barriers to certification and streamline the certification process. Fourteen organizations were awarded project contracts. The resulting resources were released in 2015 and 2016. They are published here and grouped by common theme.

View the Sound and Sensible Infographic (pdf) (jpeg)

View the Sound & Sensible Overview Video: Education and Outreach Tools

Organic Value Proposition—Why Go Organic and Where to Start

Organic Sound and Sensible Resources Blog

Exploring the Organic Option

Planning the Path Forward

Understanding Rules, Certification, and Inspections

Organic Sound and Sensible Resource Blog


Recordkeeping and Organic System Plans


Outreach and Education for Candidate Farmers

Organic Sound and Sensible Resource Blog 

Spanish Resources

  • Organic Sound and Sensible Initiative: Spanish Resources Blog – English | Spanish

Additional Sound & Sensible Resources 


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