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Where to start:

producer Applicants

Handler/Processor Applicants

cost-share program

Due to Federal Farm Bill policy, currently there is no funding for Organic Cost Share in Ohio. This may change with passage of a new Farm Bill, so please check back.

2014 Application Fees:

Producer fees start at $850 and increase from there depending on the state you live in, if you are certifying livestock, have a handling operation, the date you submit your application, etc. Please consult the appropriate link above for more information or review the fee sheet for producers. (pdf) (doc)

Processor/handler fees are $500-5000, based on the size of the operation, with inspection fees and expenses billed separately after your inspection. These inspector fees can be anywhere from $250-1,000+ depending on the size and complexity of your operation.  The fee sheet for processors/handlers provides more detailed information. (pdf) (docx)

Expedited service is available to all applicants for $300.

2014 Application Deadlines:

The Early Bird deadline for all producers is March 15, 2014.  Have your application postmarked by this date to receive the best rate.  The standard deadline is May 15, 2014.  After May 15th, producers should add $100 to their certification fees if postmarked by June 15th, $200 if postmarked by July 15th, $350 if postmarked by August 15th, and $500 if postmarked by September 15th.  September 15, 2014 is the final deadline for all producer applications this year. 

You must submit an OSP annually to remain certified.

Applications are accepted year-round for all-year greenhouses and maple syrup operations, as well as new processor/handlers. All operations are required to renew annually. You will be contacted by our office before your renewal application is due.

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OEFFA Certification 
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214

Phone: 614.262.2022   Fax: 614.421.2011