ABOUT US

Orchardists, hobby gardeners, customers and those just beginning to explore fruit growing use our online resources to discuss topics related to organic fruit production, marketing, and policy.

Education

Learn from experienced fruit growers and industry professionals, access current research, find and share resources, and network with other members through seminars, workshops, field days and our quarterly newsletter, Just Picked!

Research

OFGA facilitates connections and collaborations with researchers at universities and private companies to address the challenges of managing fruit diseases and pests organically even in humid regions of the US.

Advocacy

OFGA is a professional organization able to represent the interests of member-growers in discussions about the public policies and programs that affect small growers.

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RESOURCES

Suppliers & Services

Chemical and Material Suppliers
https://www.nutrienagsolutions.com/
https://www.wilburellis.com/
https://www.greatlakesipm.com/
 
Spray Materials Suppliers
https://www.keystonepestsolutions.com/
https://www.7springsfarm.com
https://www.midwesternbioag.com/
 
Soil/ Leaf Analysis
https://www.spectrumanalytic.com
 
Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI  53706-1598
Phone:  (608) 262-2863
FAX:  (608) 263-2626
https://pddc.wisc.edu
 
https://www.agro-k.com/ - Agro K is a foliar fertilizer company, they put on a free conference every spring that comes highly recommended by our board. Most of their products are conventional, but they have almost 20 organic foliar spray’s and fertilizers that have seen great success. 
 
https://earthwiseagriculture.net
 
https://www.forestrydistributing.com/professional-forestry-products
 
https://helenaagri.com/locations/?zip=&city=&state=AK

Educational Materials

Pests, Disease and General Growing Info
http://newa.cornell.edu/ - degree day calculators, pest/disease fact sheets, Mills Tables
https://www.canr.msu.edu/fruit/index - Michigan State University - grower resources, guides, temperature impacts on flowers/fruit buds
https://nafex.org/ - all kinds of different info and the Facebook page is very interactive
http://www.michiganplum.org/ - good information on plum varieties and fact sheets
https://extension.umn.edu/find-plants/fruit - good info pertaining to MN stone fruits, apples, pears, and other small fruits 
https://www.groworganicapples.com/ - good info on holistic fruit management - also has a Q/A forum with very experienced growers that help 
https://www.7springsfarm.com/
 
Growers Guides
https://ecommons.cornell.edu/bitstream/handle/1813/42886/organic-apples-NYSIPM.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
 
Apple Variety Info
https://www.orangepippin.com/
 
Livestock 
https://livestockconservancy.org/ - good list of many types of livestock and their descriptions

Relevant Organizations

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