Publication Helps Estimate Financial Implications of Organic Transition

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and its Organic Grain Research and Information Network (OGRAIN) initiative have released Turning Grain into Dough: Farm Financial Management for Organic Grain and Crop Rotation. This 26-page publication, prepared by Paul Dietmann, Senior Lending Officer, Compeer Financial, helps farmers estimate the financial implications of a decision to take on organic crop transition. The publication explains the organic transition process and outlines considerations in switching to organic production. It describes how to develop an in-depth feasibility plan for transition, and it discusses the decision of whether organic transition is a wise investment or not.