IOIA Onsite Training Schedule
October 18 - 29, 2021 - Farmington, Minnesota
Basic Crop and Livestock Training
IOIA will be holding Organic Crop Inspection Training, October 18 – 22, 2021 and Organic Livestock Inspection Trainings, October 25 – 29, 2021 in Farmington, Minnesota.
Each course includes 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing. The basic trainings will be held Monday through Friday, at the Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center, Farmington, Minnesota.
The trainings follow IOIA's curriculum requirements which include:
- Instruction on the organic standards (USDA National Organic Rule)
- Understanding the difference between inspecting and consulting
- Approved input materials
- Working with organic system plans
- How to inspect organic operations
- Inspector conduct, confidentiality, and ethics
- Audit trail requirements
- Report writing
- Risk assessment
- Effective communication
- Investigative skills
IOIA Basic Organic Inspection Training courses are recommended for inspector trainees, certification agency staff, regulatory agency staff, farmers, quality control personnel, consultants, and technical service providers who want to better understand the organic inspection and certification process.
Further details and registration material for the Minnesota Trainings will be available shortly.
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 until 2021.