About the Cost Share Program

Organic Certification Cost Share Program

Note: The application period for the organic cost share program opened June 1, 2019 and continues through December 31, 2019. Application materials are listed below.

Organic Cost Share Rebate Application Form

IRS W-9 Form

The program helps organic farmers and processors pay for organic certification. Funding comes from the federal government, and the program is administered through DATCP.

Organic farms and companies that sell, process, or package certified organic agricultural products are eligible to receive 75% of certification-related costs incurred, with a maximum of $750 per operation or category if they meet the following criteria:

  • They received initial or continuation/renewal of certification or are in the process of becoming certified organic to USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards , and
  • The certified operation is located in Wisconsin.

Funding for this program is provided by and contingent upon funds provided by cooperative agreement between the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. (DATCP).

Questions related to the Organic Cost-Share program can be directed to:

Tammy Fuller
(608) 224-5129