Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Organic Cost Share Program
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is offering USDA's National Organic Certification Cost Share Program to Hoosier Organic Producers. Any organic producer is the state of Indiana who has been certified through a qualifying agency is eligible to receive funding through this program.
Producers may be reimbursed for their certification or recertification expenses between October 1, 2009 and September 30, 2011. Producers can receive up to 75 percent of their organic certification costs, not to exceed $750. Applications can be found on ISDA's website. Producers will need to provide a copy of their certifiers paid receipt or a copy of the certifiers invoice and some sort of proof-of-payment (canceled check or bank statement) along with the Organic Cost Share Program application form and a new vendor form. Applications and the necessary documentation need to be submitted to ISDA by November 1, 2011.