Certification Resources

USDA National Organic Program (NOP)

1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250

This government agency oversees national organic standards, accredits organic certification agencies, and provides general information on its policies and activities through its website.

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)

P.O. Box 11558
Eugene, OR 97440

The Organic Materials Review Institute provides certifiers, growers, manufacturers and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling, and processing. OMRI’s services are directed to all aspects of the organic industry with a primary focus on the decision makers who deal with the compliance status of generic materials and brand name products. With the OMRI Generic Materials List and OMRI Brand Name Product List, OMRI provides guidance on the suitability of material inputs under the USDA National Organic Program standards.

ATTRA -The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

P.O. Box 3838 / 3040 Continental Dr.
Butte, MT 59702
406.494.4572 / askanag@ncat.org

A project of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), ATTRA provides publications and multimedia training resources, events postings, daily sustainable news recaps, and upcoming grant and funding opportunities for organic and sustainable production systems.


Formerly the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)

P.O. Box 339
Spring Valley, WI 54767

A Farmer-run nonprofit educational outreach organization dedicated to organic farming and sustainable agriculture. MOSES provides education, resources, and expertise to all. They also host the annual Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, WI.

USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA)

30 East 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55101


RMA Provides resources for farmers for protecting their operations from risk, through Federal Crop Insurance and information on other risk management strategies.

St. Paul, Minnesota Regional Office: 651-290-3304
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Regional Office: 405-879-2700
Springfield, Illinois Regional Office: 217-241-6600
Topeka, Kansas Regional Office: 785-228-5512