Initial Organic Crop Certification Documents

Organic Crop Certification includes vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts, flowers, grains, hay, pasture, wild crops, sugar bush, woods, greenhouse operations, and more. Click on the appropriate documents below to complete your request for initial organic crop certification. Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions while completing the documents. 608-637-7080 or nics@naturesinternational.com

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
Fee Estimate Worksheet for Crop Producers
Organic Certification Affirmation (OCA)
Organic System Plan for Initial Crop Certification (OSPC)
Field History (FH) Form
Seeds, Seedlings, & Planting Stock (SSPS) Form
Materials Input Listing (MIL) Form

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

Greenhouse Organic System Plan (OSPGH)
Maple Syrup Organic System Plan (OSPMS)
Maple Syrup Organic System Plan – Stand Alone (OSPMSO)
**for operations with only maple syrup production do not need to complete an OSP for Crops Certification**
Reinstatement Request Addendum (R1OSPRR)
Wild Crop Organic System Plan (OSPWC)

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.

Additional Products & Services Request (APS) Form
Buffer Crop Usage (BCU) Form
Calendar for recording field activities, manure spreading dates, and other farming activities
Clean Equipment Log (CEL) Form
Clean Transport Affirmation (CTA) Form
Compost Production Record (CPR) Form
Consent for Release of Records (CRR) Form
Electronic Signature Authorization (ESA) Form
Facility Pest Management Agreement (FPMA) Form
Facility Pest Management Monitoring Log (FPMML)
Harvest/Sales Summary (HSS) Form
Material Input Review Request (MRR) Form
Neighbor Notification Letter (NNL) Form
Off-Farm Greenhouse Register (OFGH) Form
Off-Farm Manure/Bedding Verification (OFMBV) Form
Organic Seed-Planting Stock Search (OSS) Form
Prior Land Use Declaration (PLUD) Form
Spray Drift Self Report (SDSR)
Transaction Certificate Authorization (TCA)
Verification of Adjoining Land Use (VALU) Form
Voluntary Surrender Form