Funding available to help ag producers, handlers go organic

Wyoming agriculture producers and handlers interested in going organic may apply now for grants to help offset the costs associated with certification. 


The Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture are offering the Organic Certification Reimbursement program to help producers and handlers become organically certified.


“Organic certification can be a way for producers to add value to their operations in a market where consumers are increasingly interested in how their food is grown,” said Cindy Garretson-Weibel, director of the Agribusiness Division.  “This reimbursement grant may help those producers who have been hesitant to become organically certified due to the cost.”


The grants cover 75 percent of organic certification costs up to $750.  The grant reimburses applicants for expenditures, which must be made before receiving an award.