This training series is intended to provide an introduction to organic systems, including basic principles of organic production; the organic certification process; organic regulations and areas of alignment with NRCS practices; and challenges and opportunities in organic production. Attendees are encouraged to attend all three sessions. In the first session of the series, we will define what “organic” means and the basic principles of organic agriculture. Attendees will learn what the landscape of organic production looks like in their state, some of the motivations behind becoming organic, and challenges organic producers face. This session will also include small group discussion on experiences working with organic producers.