Organic Certification

Ecocert ICO
Ecocert is an inspection and certification body established in France in 1991. Indiana Certified Organic began offering organic certification in 1995 and was one of the first certification agencies to be accredited by the National Organic Program.

Global Organic Alliance, Inc
Global Organic Alliance (GOA) provides services to various organic certification or compliance verification programs.

Guidebook for Organic Certification
This 36-page Guidebook answers your questions about organic certification. The book covers everything from why this is a good time to be an organic farmer to what steps are involved in becoming certified. Published by the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Servidde (MOSES)

International Certification Services, Inc.
International Certification Services, Inc. (ICS) provides certification services to agricultural operations and the food industry. Established in 1979 as Farm Verified Organic (FVO), ICS is one of the oldest organic certification agencies in the world.

Midwest Organic Services Association
MOSA is a non-profit organic certification agency, rooted in the Midwest with growth extending throughout the United States. We are recognized for our high quality service, knowledgeable and courteous staff, our timeliness and transparency, and our consistent commitment to and advocacy for organic integrity. We certify crops, livestock, processors and handlers.

Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA) Certification
OEFFA's Certification program ensures that organic crop and livestock producers meet the high standards established for organically grown food. The process of documentation and monitoring, strict production standards, and on-site inspections sets organic products apart from all others. These standards protect farmers, distributors, consumers, and the environment.

Oregon Tilth, Inc.
A nonprofit organization supporting and promoting biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture through education, research, advocacy, and certification. Oregon Tilth advocates sustainable approaches to agricultural production systems and processing, handling and marketing.

Organic Certification in Illinois
Illinois Department of Agriculture. Topics include who needs to be certified, who does NOT need to be certified, how will you become certified, inspection and certification process, and compliance review and enforcement measures in Illinois.

Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) International
A nonprofit, member-owned, agricultural organization, OCIA is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services and access to global organic markets.

USDA Organic Certification and Accreditation
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service. Topics include overview, benefits of organic certification, list of certified operations, becoming a certified operation, becoming a certifying agent, training, organic labeling, international trade, is organic an option for me, and do I need to be certified organic.

USDA Organic; Substances for Organic Crop + Livestock Production
The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances identifies the synthetic substances that may be used and the nonsynthetic (natural) substances that may not be used in organic crop and livestock production. It also identifies a limited number of non-organic substances that may be used in or on processed organic products.