Yolo Certified Organic Agriculture

YCOA's purpose is to promote and support organic agriculture through a certification program in Yolo County and potentially in neighboring counties.  YCOA will offer its certification to organic operations that meet the requirements of the federal Organic Food Production Act of 1990 (Act or OFPA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.), and the National Organic Program regulations issued pursuant thereto.  The areas of operation in which applicants may seek to be certified are crops, livestock, wild crop harvesting, or handling, or any combination of these.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide a service that verifies through certification the authenticity of agricultural products marketed as organically grown.
  • Enhance the credibility of organic agriculture as a sustainable system.
  • Enhance the preservation of our environment to optimize the health of microorganisms, plants, animals and people.
  • Assure consumers that organically produced products adhere to the National Organic Program laws and standards.
  • Facilitate commerce in fresh and processed food that is organically produced.
  • Encourage and promote organic agriculture in the County of Yolo.

Contact Yolo Certified Organic Agriculture

Contact Yolo Certified Organic Agriculture

Michelle Lawson
Agricultural and Standards Inspector
70 Cottonwood Street
Woodland, California  95695
Phone: (530) 666-8140 ext 8816
Fax: (530) 662-6094


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Yolo County, California