How to Apply 

Those interested in pursuing organic crop certification should first contact the ISDA Organic Program to get more information, check program capacity, and to receive an estimate for certification. Once this process has been completed, interested operations will receive an invitation to apply for certification. After an invitation is received, first time applicants must submit an application, application fee, and a complete Organic System Plan (OSP) for Crops (including farm map and field history).

Once certified, continuing applicants must submit an application, application fee, and an updated Organic System Plan each year by their anniversary/renewal date. Renewal packets are also mailed out by the end of February each year to operations currently certified organic by the ISDA. 

All of the necessary documents are available below. If you wish to apply for organic certification for handling/processing or livestock production, please visit the applicable page(s). 

Please contact us for further questions or to request printed copies.

Application Materials

Application for Organic CertificationPDFDOC
Organic System Plan for Crops (OSP)PDFDOC

Supplemental Materials

Alternative Crop Rotation Request FormPDFDOC
Crop Inspection ChecklistDOC
Land Use History Affidavit PDF
OSP – Wild Crop SupplementDOC
Material Review Request FormPDFDOC
Crop Input Ingredient DeclarationPDFDOC

USDA Guide for Organic Crop Producers

This guide is intended to help lead farmers through the organic certification process.

USDA Organic Recordkeeping

Guides, Templates, and Other Resources