Nature's International Certification Services is an organic certification agency founded to serve organic producers worldwide with their certification needs.
NICS is located in Viroqua, Wisconsin, on the east side of town at 224 State Highway 56. Get directions.
NICS is accredited by the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) for assessing organic operations' (including crops, wild crops, livestock, and processing/ handling operations) abilities to implement, comply and carry out the terms and conditions determined for organic management and products via the NOP rules and regulations.
In addition to providing organic certification, NICS is also able to provide services for organic producers who wish to export their products to Canada, the European Union, Japan, and Taiwain. As of 2012, NICS is able to provide Grassfed verification to the Grassfed Standard for organically certified operations or for those operations who choose not to certify organically. NICS makes its services accessible to all applicants whose activities fall within their declared field of operation, and confines its certification requirements, inspection, and certification decisions to those matters specifically related to the scope of certification.