Learn about record keeping platforms can help organize land and soil stewardship and support organic certification processes.
Chris Grigsby, Director of Certification, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). Chris has served as certification director for MOFGA for five years, and has worked extensively in retail and wholesale management settings in the New England food system. Chris will provide insights into the requirements of organic certification, including how technology platforms and/or recordkeeping strategies can help support organic certification processes and compliance, as well as general farm business viability. He will share resources available on the MOFGA Certification Services (MCS) and MOFGA websites, as well as templates and examples of different systems used in the field.
Jed Beach, owner of 3 Bug Farm. Jed has been operating FarmSmart since 2014. In that time, he has worked with over 50 small farms and food producers, helping them to establish and reach their business goals. Jed and his wife own and operate 3 Bug Farm, a diversified organic vegetable farm in Lincolnville, Maine. They raise 4 sons on their farm as well; Jed knows how important it is to balance family and farming life, and he takes this lens to every one of his client meetings. He also has an M.B.A in organizational and environmental sustainability, as well as years of bookkeeping and financial experience.