Department of Agriculture & Markets

 Organic Certification Reimbursement
Sarah Johnston, (518) 457-4531

OrganicOrganic farmers and processors are eligible for a reimbursement of 75% of their annual certification fee costs not to exceed $750. The certification must be conducted by an organization accredited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For a list of organizations certifying farms and processors in New York State, see Organizations Providing Organic Certification Services for Producers and Processors in New York State.

2014-15 Organic Certification Cost Reimbursement Program

The reimbursement program is for farmer/producers and processor/handlers receiving their initial certification or renewing their certification for the period of October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. Applications to participate in this program should be submitted to the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets as soon as possible but no later than October 31, 2015. 2014-15 Application Form.

For more information on the Organic Certification Reimbursement Program, contact Anne St. Cyr at

New York State Organic Farming Links