Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program
Applications are due by October 31, 2022.
Certified organic producers and producers who are transitioning to organic production may be eligible for financial assistance through the Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program to cover expenses paid from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022. These payments can include 25% of eligible certification expenses such as inspection fees and application fees, 75% (up to $200) of registration fees for educational events, and 75% (up to $100) of required soil testing. Transitioning producers can apply for assistance with 75% of the cost of developing an organic system plan and other expenses up to $750, as well as assistance with educational event registration and soil testing.