The North Dakota Department of Agriculture provides education and information services on organic agriculture.

The Agriculture Commissioner has appointed a 15-member Organic Advisory Board that gives advice on organic issues, provides promotional materials, and participates in promotional activities to enhance the industry.

In addition, the Department maintains a database of North Dakota organic producers and processors. It maintains an on-line directory at www.ndorganics.nd.gov. Producers and processors may advertise organic products on the classified ad section of the website.

There is also an organic farm location map on the web site that provides information to chemical spray applicators to assist them from spraying on organic crop land.

The Department manages the USDA organic cost share program. Organic producers can receive up to 75 percent of their certification costs, not to exceed $750, each year as reimbursement for certifying their operation.

We welcome you to our organic website at www.ndorganics.nd.gov to learn more about our activities.