Organic Crop Certification Documents

Crop Certification includes vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts, flowers, grains, hay, pasture, etc. Click on the appropriate documents below to complete your request for organic crop 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:

Initial Application Checklist
Organic Certification Affirmation
Organic System Plan (OSP) for Crop Certification
Field History Sheet for New Producers
Seeds, Seedlings, & Planting Stock Form
Organic Seed-Planting Stock Search Form
Materials Input Listing
Fee Estimate Worksheet for Crop 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
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
Compost Production Records
Harvest/Sales Summary
Facility Pest Management Agreement
Facility Pest Management Monitoring Log
Spray Drift Self Report
Transaction Certificate Authorization
Electronic Signature Authorization
Consent for Release of Records