Here at BARO we believe that the Nation Organic Program and its regulations are crucial to providing a true standard to growing healthy food. Without it, there would be no accountability for land stewardship, biodiversity, agricultural practices for conservation, and efficient processing facilities. Transparent and accessible regulationsthat benefit sustenance for humans, lands, and animals provide a common thread for all.Having a certification process that ensures those practices is a step towards strengthening that common thread.
Please begin by viewing our Policies and Procedures and our Fee schedule. Next, submit your Initial Application. Once the appropriate criteria is reviewed and found on your Initial Application, it is time to fill out your Organic System Plan. This is the document that will be referenced in your inspection, so it is important that it is thorough and accurate. From there, an inspection will be scheduled. Based on your operations compliance to the organic standards and your Organic System Plan, the inspector will inspect, verify, and submit the inspection report to us, the certifying agency. Based on a review of the inspection report, the board of Basin and Range Organics will award you your well-earned USDA Organic Certification.