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Georgia Crop Improvement Association's
Organic Certification Program

Georgia Crop Improvement Association's Organic Certification Program

The Georgia Crop Improvement Association's Organic Certification Program (GCIAOCP) is committed to environmentally sound and economically viable production of food and encourages the preservation of natural resources, the improvement of soil quality and health through organic and sustainable farming practices and to foster the production of healthy livestock and poultry production.

The GCIAOCP is based on the requirements of the June 12, 2007 Part IV, Department of Agriculture and Agricultural Marketing Service 7CFR Part 205 NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM; FINAL RULE , also known in this publication as the NOP.

For additional information, contact Terry Hollifield, Executive Director, at terry.hollifield@georgiacrop.com or 706-542-2351.

Resources:

Organic Certified Farms/Handlers/Processors

Program Adminstration & Policy Manual

National Organic Program

Fees

Definitions

International Trade of Certified Organic Products

Organic Application Flow Chart

Organic Program Organizational Structure

 

NOTE: First time applicants must contact the GCIA office and request a fee estimate letter prior to making application as required by the USDA National Organic Program.

Processor / Handler Organic System Plan *Includes forms below

  1. Organic Product Summary
  2. Single Ingredient Product Profile
  3. Multiple Ingredient Product Profile
  4. Materials Input Inventory

 

Organic Crop System Plan (Farm Application) *Includes forms below

  1. Crop Materials Inputs Inventory
  2. Field History Record
  3. Seed & Planting Stock Search Record
  4. Seed & Planting Stock Source Verification Form

 

Livestock Organic System Plan *Includes forms below

  1. Dry Matter Intake (DMI) Worksheet
  2. Field History Record
  3. Livestock Inventory Record
  4. Previous Land Use Declaration

 

Poultry Organic System Plan

 

Greenhouse Organic System Plan *Includes forms below

  1. Greenhouse Materials Input Inventory
  2. Seed & Planting Stock Search Record
  3. Seed & Planting Stock Source Verification Form

 

Organic Integrity in the Supply Chain: Overview for Certified Organic Handlers (couresty of USDA AMS)