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Organic Certification Program

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 Integrity Database

Program Adminstration & Policy Manual

National Organic Program

Fees

Definitions

International Trade of Certified Organic Products

Organic Application Flow Chart

Organic Program Organizational Structure

Storage Facility Affidavit

 

POLICY & GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS:

DECEMBER 2017 - DETERMINING BUFFER REQUIREMENTS

JUNE 2018 - USE OF SODIUM NITRATE

AUGUST 2018 - DEFINING CROP ROTATION

OCTOBER 2018 - MASS BALANCE & TRACEBACK INSTRUCTIONS

NOVEMBER 2018 - FEES AS OF 1/1/19

AUGUST 2019 - RESPONDING TO A NOTICE OF NONCOMPLIANCE

TRANSACTION CERTIFICATES FOR EXPORT:

Transaction Certificate Instructions

Transaction Certificate Cover Sheet

Transaction Certificate Form

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
  5. Industrial Hemp Addendum

 

Crops Organic System Plan *Includes forms below

  1. Crops Materials Inputs Inventory
  2. Field History Record
  3. Seed & Planting Stock Search Record
  4. Seed & Planting Stock Source Verification Form
  5. Previous Land Use Declaration
  6. Industrial Hemp Addendum

 

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
  5. Livestock Feeding Record
  6. Livestock Grazing Record

 

Poultry Organic System Plan

 

Greenhouse, Hydrponic, Aquaponic Organic System Plan *Includes forms below

  1. Greenhouse Materials Input Inventory
  2. Seed & Planting Stock Search Record
  3. Seed & Planting Stock Source Verification Form
  4. Hydroponic and/or Aquaponic Addendum (if applicable)

 

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

USDA AMS Organic INTEGRITY through Data Partnerships

(courtesy of USDA AMS)