The Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) is a USDA program which provides reimbursements to producers and handlers of organic agricultural products who are obtaining or renewing their certification under the National Organic Program (NOP).
In this episode, we speak with Emily Hetherington from Industry Communications in the Division of Marketing and Development at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) about the program.
Tune in to hear about:
- How OCCSP can benefit organic farmers
- The application and reimbursement process
- How to apply through Florida Organic Growers
- Where to find more information and resources
Learn more about OCCSP on the USDA’s Farm Service Agency OCCSP website: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/occsp/index
Find information about applying for OCCSP on FOG’s website: www.foginfo.org/our-programs/cost-share