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Ag Diversification and Market Development Bureau

Organic Logo Organic Certification Program
for Producers

Completing all the necessary paperwork for organic certification can be taxing. This overview will take you through the process and provide you with resources in the hopes that you will be able to complete the application packet as accurately and timely as possible.  Due dates for producers are March 15 (early deadline with reduced fee) and April 15.  Review the instruction sheet before beginning. Familiarize yourself with the NOP’s Organic regulations found on-line by clicking here Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.  Now you are ready to begin completing your Organic System Plan (OSP).

Forms for LIVESTOCK producers:

Livestock Pasture Spreadsheet (for ruminant production)

Livestock ID sheet for Dairy animals

Livestock ID sheet for Non-Dairy Livestock animals

Livestock ID sheet for Poultry

Forms for ALL producers to keep: Forms for CROP producers: 

(inspectors will review them during your inspection)

Record of Organic and Non-Organic Product Movement

Equipment Cleanout Log

Field  History form
Forms for CROP producers  which may apply :  
Previous Operator Affidavit  

Off-Farm Manure Affidavit 

Verification of Non-GMO Seed

Producer Lot Number


Mail your completed OSP to:

Or email your completed OSP to:

IDALS  Organic Program 
502 E 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Due dates for producers are March 15 (early deadline with reduced fee) and April 15


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Mailing Address: IDALS,  Wallace State Office Building,   502 E. 9th Street,  Des Moines, IA 50319:     PH: 515-281-5321
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