Organic Livestock Certification Documents

Livestock Certification includes all livestock, except poultry, in addition to any crops that are to be certified (pasture, grains, hay, vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts, flowers, etc.). Click on the appropriate documents below to complete your request for organic livestock certification. Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions while completing the documents.

Program/Guidance Documents:

NICS Certification Manual

National Organic Standards

NOP Handbook

You must complete the following documents to begin your certification request with NICS:

Organic Certification Affirmation
Organic System Plan (OSP) for Crop Certification
Organic System Plan (OSP) for Livestock Certification
Field History Sheet for New Producers
Seeds, Seedlings, & Planting Stock Form
Organic Seed-Planting Stock Search Form
Crop Input Listing
Livestock Input Listing
Livestock List
Fee Estimate Worksheet for Livestock Producers

If you have additional certification needs, please complete the following organic system plans, as applicable to your operation:

Greenhouse Production
Maple Syrup Production
Maple Syrup Production (Stand Alone)
Wild Crop Production

Supplemental Documentation for Crop Production

The following is a list of supplementary documents for organic crop certification. Please complete these documents, as applicable to your operation.

Prior Land Use Declaration Form
Compost Production Records
Off-Farm Manure/Bedding Verification Form
Off-Farm Greenhouse Register
Verification of Adjoining Land Use
Neighbor Notification Letter
Buffer Crop Usage
Clean Transport Affirmation
Clean Equipment Log
Harvest/Sales Summary
Facility Pest Management Agreement
Transaction Certificate Authorization
Electronic Signature Authorization
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