This year the OAEC nursery and gardens were able to waive 75% of our organic certification fees through the Federal Organic Cost Share program.
Why is Cost Share Important?
Historically, farm bill funding has not been as generous to organic producers as it has for conventional. Cost share is one of the few programs offered specifically to support organic producers. Utilizing all available funds each year will demonstrate a need for this program and encourage Congress to continue funding it. This is particularly important as discussions and negotiations are in process for the 2018 Farm Bill.
OAEC encourages all California Certified Organic farms and processors to take advantage of this important program! The application deadline is October 31, 2017. Visit the CCOF website for more information.
Buy your CCOF Certified Organic plant starts from us!