Documentation Forms for Organic Crop and Livestock Producers

By Ann Baier, NCAT Agriculture Specialist


There are three types of documentation that enable accredited certifying agents (certifiers) to verify a producer’s compliance with the National Organic Program (NOP) Regulations:

a) The producer’s records of farm/livestock operation activities
b) The Organic System Plan (OSP)
c) Audit trail documents (e.g., purchase invoices, organic certificates, contracted custom application or harvest records, soil test results, sales invoices, etc.)

This publication provides a set of documentation forms to help producers of organic crops and livestock record their on-farm practices and production activities. These sample forms provide templates to help farmers organize the records that will be reviewed at inspection.

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Published March 2011, IP412

documentation forms for organic crop and livestock producers