Top 10 Tips 4 a Gr8 Organic Inspection! by theslasher

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									Top 10 Tips 4 a Gr8
Organic Inspection!
Janine Gibson, Independent Organic
Inspectors Association (IOIA)
Accredited Inspector & Trainer


1/18/2009      Janine Gibson, IOIA Inspector &   1
                          Trainer
Top Ten Tips-Applications

  #10 Printing clearly,
    answer ALL the
    questions…use n/a rather than
    leave blanks….but think outside their
    box…..how might it apply to your
    operation?
 1/18/2009       Janine Gibson, IOIA Inspector &   2
                            Trainer
Top Ten Tips-Applications

 #9 Put your best foot
  forward! Brag about
  what you are proud of
  doing on your farm!

 1/18/2009   Janine Gibson, IOIA Inspector &   3
                        Trainer
Top Ten Tips-Applications

  #8 Call your CB and ask if
   you are unsure of what
   they mean by a question-
    they have a standards reason for
    every question. Understand what
    it is!
 1/18/2009    Janine Gibson, IOIA Inspector &   4
                         Trainer
Top Ten Tips-Paperwork

 # 7 Be ready with your
  production records-
  have them laid out on
  the table for review…

 1/18/2009   Janine Gibson, IOIA Inspector &   5
                        Trainer
Top Ten Tips-Paperwork

 # 6 Calculate your total
  acres of each crop
  There are almost always changes from
   your application by the time of inspection.
  Have those changes listed and ready to
   be added to your Organic Systems Plan.
 1/18/2009      Janine Gibson, IOIA Inspector &   6
                           Trainer
Top Ten Tips-Paperwork

 #5 Have all your
  sales records BACK
  FROM THE
  ACCOUNTANT’S!
 1/18/2009   Janine Gibson, IOIA Inspector &   7
                        Trainer
Top Ten Tips - Tour



  # 4 Know your tour
   route hazards-
   walking and truck
   route!
  1/18/2009   Janine Gibson, IOIA Inspector &   8
                         Trainer
Top Ten Tips - Tour

 #3 Have spare boots
  ready and/or boot
  covers, especially if it is mucky
    weather!!!


 1/18/2009       Janine Gibson, IOIA Inspector &   9
                            Trainer
Top Ten Tips - Tour

 # 2 Have enough gas
  in a working vehicle
  that is appropriate for
  the terrain!
 1/18/2009   Janine Gibson, IOIA Inspector &   10
                        Trainer
Top Ten Tips - # 1

 Clear, specific, up to
  date directions to your
  farm or facility!
  A lost inspector is a cranky
   inspector….we all want the info
   you provide to be accurate!
 1/18/2009   Janine Gibson, IOIA Inspector &   11
                        Trainer

								
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