Resource: Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Title: Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Resource type: Grant/loan
Topics: Agriculture, Business, Individual Choices
Keywords: organic farming, sustainable agriculture, labels
Audience: Business
Region: Minnesota Statewide
Summary: Small grants are available for organic farmers and organic handlers to help reimburse for documented costs of becoming organic certified.
Content: Organic farmers and organic handlers (food processors, distributors and retailers) who become organic certified are eligible for payments through the MN Department of Agriculture (MDA). Reimbursements for 75% of documented costs of certification are available, up to a maximum of $750.

Applications are typically invited starting in August with deadlines in October.

For more information or to download an application form, see the web site below. Questions? Contact Meg Moynihan at MDA at 651-201-6616.

Website: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/en/food/organic.aspx
Suggested by: Philipp Muessig
Added: 07/1/03
Updated: 09/6/11