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Cost Share

Organic Certification Cost Share

FOG, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), is pleased to administer the 2016-2017 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program in Florida.

The Organic Certification Cost Share Program provides cost share assistance to producers and handlers of agricultural products who are obtaining or renewing their certification under the National Organic Program (NOP). Due to the impacts of Hurricane Irma, the USDA has granted a two-week extension to applicants. To be eligible for reimbursement the operation must have received or renewed organic certification on or between October 1, 2016 and the new date of October 14, 2017. If you would like to take advantage of the two-week extension, you may submit your costs paid during those dates this fiscal year, or submit it to next year’s Cost Share program, running October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. The amount of reimbursement is 75% of certification costs (maximum of $750) per scope of activity. Instructions can be found on the application and all questions can be directed to our Cost Share coordinator at costshare@foginfo.org or by calling 352-377-6345 ext. 116.

Please note:  this application must be signed and be postmarked no later than the new date of November 15, 2017.