Organic Transition Plans

A Transition to Organic System Plan is a conservation activity plan documenting a system of conservation practices which assist the producer to transition from conventional farming or ranching systems to an organic production system. The plan:

Organic Transition Plansa. Meets NRCS quality criteria for soil erosion, water quality, and other identified natural resource concerns;

b. Addresses elements of a Organic System Plan (OSP) as defined in the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) Standards (;

c. Complies with federal, state, tribal, and local laws, regulations and permit requirements;

d. Documents the producer’s objectives and decisions for practice implementation during the transition period.

Note: The conservation activity plan may be used by producers to help support their efforts to become a certified operation, but this plan may not be used as a replacement for an Organic System Plan (OSP) as required by the National Organic Program.

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