Thursday, August 18, 2016


Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Certified Organic Cost Share Reimbursement Program. Organic certification fees paid between the dates of October 1, 2015 – September 20, 2016 are eligible for reimbursement. If you would like to apply, please submit a completed application along with required documents (included in the application), located at

Reimbursement is available for companies who have been certified by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved certifying agent. The AAD administers the USDA National Organic Program’s Organic Certification Cost Share Reimbursement through funding provided by the USDA Farm Bill. Learn more about the USDA Cost Share Reimbursement Program at:

Contact Melissa Lambert with questions about the application and/or reimbursement process at 501-683-4851.

The AAD is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation.  Learn more about the AAD by visiting 

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