Organic farming and processing is rich and rewarding work; however, natural disasters, market prices, and consumer trends make food production a volatile industry. CCOF can link you to funding opportunities that can help you weather the storm, including the Organic Certification Cost Share program, grant opportunities, and hardship/disaster relief.
The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) provides funds to assist with the costs of organic certification. These funds are available through the 2008 Farm Bill National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP).
Each year there are many government, university, and private grants available to help cover the costs of organic certification, help you develop infrastructure, or apply advanced practices at your farm or facility. Find grant opportunities listed on our classifieds.
Organic farming and processing is rewarding, but risky. From freeze to fire, some years are harder on the organic community than others. CCOF offers certified clients the opportunity to apply for disaster relief when funds are available.