|NRCS Cost Share Information and Opportunities
NCDA Certification Cost Share
The Natural Resource and Conservation Service (NRCS) offers many resources and cost share opportunities. For general info about the types of assistance that may be available for organic producers, click to link to the NC NRCS EQIP Organic Support page.
The NC NRCS also has a publication that discusses technical information, and how NRCS conservation practices can assist in resource concerns that could be created during the transition period. Click here to get to the handbook.
North Carolina organic producers and those transitioning to organic farming have until March 2012 to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Organic Initiative. For more information, visit your local field office, and see the press release. The deadline may be extended as well.
NCDA&CS Organic Certification Cost-share
NCDA & CS is responsible for implementing the Organic Certification Cost-Share Program, which assists organic growers with the cost of becoming certified under the National Organic Program. For any certification occurring between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012, NCDA & CS will pay 75% of the certification cost, up to $750. This program is funded through a grant and is on a first come, first serve basis. To take advantage of this offer please visit www.ncdaorganic.org, download the form, fill it out entirely and mail back to the address at the bottom with copies of the receipts, a completed IRS W-9 form and the certification
Contact: Heather Lifsey (firstname.lastname@example.org; 919-707-3127)