Introduction

The Midwest Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP) is a coalition of partners providing mentorship, technical assistance, and wrap-around support for transitioning and existing organic producers.

Our coalition of partners serves producers in Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

Overview

Through TOPP, the Midwest Regional Center and its partner organizations will connect farmers transitioning to organic with local, experienced organic mentors; provide farmer training and education; provide education and technical assistance on agronomy, organic certification, extension, conservation planning, organic regulations, certification cost share, business development, and marketing; build networks and strengthen the organic community; develop and expand access to technical assistance and training; and support workforce training and development.

Meet Our Partners

Our coalition of partners collaborates to bring our region innovative solutions to support producers in the organic transition process, build community, and develop capacity in the organic workforce. Our partners represent state departments of agriculture, education institutions, organic certifiers and non-profit organizations.

MW TOPP Newsletters

Keep up to date on the latest developments with our newsletter.

MW TOPP Newsletter November 2023

MW TOPP Newsletter September 2023

Contact Information

To learn more about the TOPP program, or to apply to become a mentor or mentee, please visit the national TOPP website at: https://www.organictransition.org/


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