May 23 - 27, 2022 - Hopkinsville, Kentucky Basic Livestock Inspection Training
This course provides basic level training to develop skills required for inspecting and reporting on the management of an organic livestock production unit according to the USDA NOP standard.
The 4 ½ -day Basic Inspection Training follows IOIA's curriculum requirements which include:
• applying the organic standards (focus on the USDA National Organic Rule); • working with organic system plans; • how to inspect organic farms and livestock; • audit trail requirements; • risk assessment; • investigative skills; • report writing; • approved input materials; • assessing natural resource management; • inspector conduct, confidentiality, and ethics; • understanding the difference between inspecting and consulting; and • effective communication.
Completion of the Basic Crop Inspection Training is a prerequisite.
Registration and Application is a 3-step process.
You will be emailed application after Zoom registration.
Registration Fee $2300, includes lunches and snacks but no lodging. IOIA Member discounts available.
Deadline to apply: 4/11/2022
START: 7:30 am Monday – Friday. END: Monday – Thursday 3:30pm With additional assignments for the evening, and 8:00 am -11:30 am on Friday.
Participants must attend the entire course, to receive a Certificate of Completion or Letter of Participation.
Application Acceptance Criteria
Applications for participation in IOIA courses are evaluated and ranked according to the applicant’s relevant education, training and life experiences. Attendance to IOIA courses is limited. If you are accepted into the course, an instructional letter and the curriculum materials including pre-course readings and assignments will be mailed to you. Applicants to IOIA trainings must meet the acceptance criteria.
May 16 - 20, 2022 - Saco, Maine Basic Crop and Processing Inspection Training
IOIA and MOFGA Organic Certification Services will cosponsor basic Crop and Processing trainings at Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center in Saco, Maine. Details will be posted as they become available.
Advanced Organic Inspector Training Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Postponed, TBA