Friday, August 5, 2011

Cost Share Funds Available for NC Organic Farmers


If you are a certified organic grower and haven’t applied for the NC Organic Certification Cost Share program, do so before September 30, 2011.  Growers that have been certified or recertified since September 30, 2010 are eligible for partial reimbursement (75% up to a maximum of $750) of the certification cost. 

The program is run through the NC Department of Agriculture and is funded through a grant from the US Department of Agriculture.  Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply, growers must fill out an authorization form that can be found online at www.ncdaorganic.org. The completed form, a copy of the farm’s certification, a copy of the receipts from the  certifying agency and an IRS W-9 form should be mailed to the NCDA&CS Division of Marketing, Attn. Heather Barnes, 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1020. 

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2011.  If you have any questions please call me at 919-707-3127 or email me at heather.barnes@ncagr.gov.

This information provided by Heather Barnes, Marketing Specialist, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

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