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How to be Certified

How to be Certified

Montana organic seal

Step 1: Fill Out Application Forms (Application, System Plan(s), and Land Application)

  • Forms can be found here.

Step 2: Application and Fees

  • Complete application, sales report (due September 15th for Handlers), appropriate system plans, land applications and submit, with applicable fees, to the Montana Department of Agriculture by March 15th.

Step 3: Information/Documentation

  • Respond to any questions regarding your application and supply additional information or documentation if requested.

Step 4: Record Keeping

  • Establish and maintain necessary records and documentation of purchased materials, production or handling activities and product sales.

Step 5: Inspection

  • Schedule on-site inspection.
  • Provide access to all production records and documentation.
  • Provide access to all production or handling sites.

Step 6: Updates

  • Notify the Department immediately of any changes to system plans (intended or unintended.)

Step 7: Review/Appeal/Correction

  • Review certification decision letter and Organic certificate for accuracy.
  • Report any discrepancies to the Department.





Organic Certification Program
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-7804
E-mail: agrorganic@mt.gov

Fax: (406) 444-9466


Published: Mon Jun 20 16:57:00 MDT 2011.
Last Modified: Thu Aug 27 14:26:03 MDT 2015