What is MOSA?
MOSA is a non-profit organic certification agency, rooted in the Midwest with growth extending throughout the United States. We are recognized for our high quality service, knowledgeable and courteous staff, our timeliness and transparency, and our consistent commitment to and advocacy for organic integrity. We certify crops, livestock, processors and handlers.
Grow Wisconsin Dairy grants of $2500-$5000 available.
The Dairy 30X20 program is accepting applications through March 15. There are two kinds of grants for improvements on the farm. Both grants can be used to support transitioning to organic and/or managed grazing.
Here’s a link to the information: http://datcp.wi.gov/Farms/Dairy_Farming/Grow_Wisconsin_Dairy_Grant/index.aspx
Or farmers can call or email the Farm Center for more information: (855-943-2479) or GrowWisconsinDairy@wi.gov.
John, Jane, and Janaki Fisher-Merritt - Wrenshall, MN
The Fisher-Merritts LIVE their sustainable beliefs. “We farm organically because it’s the right way to farm; we’re certified because a buyer requires it,” says John. The 15 acre farm’s crop rotation set-up is both art and science; and their commitment is so great that they invested $40,000 in a state-of-the-art root cellar in order to supply their CSA members with vegetables year ‘round. They received the MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year Award in 2009 at the Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, WI.
Edwin & Nancy Knoll - MOSA 1st Certified Grower & Processor in 1999
Starting in 1988, Golden Grains may be the first certified organic feed mill in the USA. Every detail of the facility is geared to protect grain quality and organic integrity. The unique bean roasting equipment produces some of the highest quality protein product in the industry. With the knowledge gained from many years of experience, thoughtful planning, and detailed record keeping, Ed and Nancy can offer some of the highest quality feed, seed, and soil amendments available. “It’s satisfying to be part of a movement that’s had a lasting effect” says Ed.
Nick and Pete Gengler – Caledonia, MN
“Before eating healthy became popular, people bought Sno Pac vegetables because they tasted great.” The world’s first frozen organic vegetable grower/processor, Sno Pac “certified” as an organic farm in the 1950s by sending an affidavit to Rodale’s Organic Gardening magazine. Today, Sno Pac has been NOP certified as both a grower and processor since 2002. To stay competitive in today’s market, they respond to food trends, including local and regional. Thriving in the same region since 1943, few companies are as local as Sno Pac.
Altfrid and Susan Krusenbaum
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc. (MOSA)