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					                Montana Department of Agriculture Organic Certification Program
                      Organic Production System Plan for Diverse Crops
Last Name(s)              First Name(s)                Farm / Ranch / Business Name                         Date



Section 1: Production Operation Profile                                         NOP § 205.2-205.606
Please complete the Forms Checklist and contact the department (444-7804; or dcrabtree@mt.gov) if
you have any questions.
1.1 Check your operation’s crop production systems:
       All organic      Organic and Non-Organic (produce distinct crops in each system)
       Mixed Organic and Non-Organic with Parallel Production (produce the same crops in both
    systems)
If you have a mixed operation (produce both organic and non-organic crops), and/or parallel production (produce
the same crops organically and non-organically), please be prepared to show production and sales records at
your inspection that allow for tracking and production verification of non-organic crops as well as organic crops
(crop lists, acreages, input application records, equipment use and cleaning, harvest and sales records, etc.)
1.2 List all crops you grow and wish to have certified organic. Include green manures, cover crops,
    forage and feed crops. If more than 15 crops, check box and attach a list.      List Attached
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
1.3 List crops grown in parallel production (organically and non-organically)     None            List attached


1.4.a Do you produce or use compost?                  No    Yes
1.4.b Do you use manure?                         No    Yes
1.4.c If Yes to either question, please submit the Compost and Manure Addendum.                           Attached

1.5.a Do you irrigate?            No       Yes
1.5.b If Yes, describe your irrigation system type and water source(s) (on-site well, spring, creek, river,
    pond, or name of irrigation district (municipal/county/regional)):


1.6.a Do you grow any crops in a greenhouse or in containers with soil mix?        No                     Yes
1.6.b If Yes, please complete and submit the Greenhouse Addendum            Attached

LABELING AND AUDIT TRAIL
1.7 Under what name(s), label(s) or brand(s) do you market your products?


1.8 What kinds of labeling do you use? Check all that apply:                   No product labels used
      Retail labels, such as printed boxes or bags, produce stickers, rubber bands or twist ties
      Signage and written materials (Farmers Markets or Farm Stands, website, brochure, CSA
      newsletter, or other promotional materials)
      Non-retail labeling for storage or shipping containers, such as bin or pallet tags
          Labeling of non-retail containers requires lot numbering. Complete section 1.9.


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1.9 Describe your lot numbering system for non-retail packaging.
      Not Applicable, no non-retail packaging used


1.10 If you use a label, please provide copies of all organic product labels used.
       N/A No labeling used
       Current label previously submitted to the department
       New label(s) attached for review (Labels must be approved before use)
1.11.a Do you plan to use the USDA organic seal on product labels/market information?     Yes     No
1.11.b Do you plan to use the Montana Department of Agriculture Organic Certification Seal?
                                                                                          Yes     No
1.11.c Do you plan to use any other seals or labels on your organic products?             Yes     No
1.11.d If Yes, describe seals or labels, on what products and under what circumstances they are used:


1.12     Describe how your records can track your organic production from source (farm, field or
         production location and materials used) to final sale (quantity), including any post harvest
         handling, transport, or storage, as applicable.


LIVESTOCK
1.13.a Do you intend to certify any livestock this year?          No     Yes
1.13.b If Yes, complete an Organic Livestock Addendum.                   Attached

HANDLING
1.4.a Do you do any post-harvest handling of your crop products?       No      Yes
1.4.b If Yes, check all that apply or describe, as appropriate:
        wash product with water           cool product          clean product              sort/size product
        bag or package crops              grade product         transport crops            store product
        other (describe):

1.14.c If any of the above activities are checked, please complete a Post Harvest Addendum to
   describe the post-harvest handling activities to be certified.            Attached
1.15.a Do you perform complex handling of crop products (change their essential form)?              No      Yes
1.15.b If Yes, list handling/processing activities:

1.15.c If Yes, please complete the appropriate Handler OSP Forms to become certified as an Organic
       Handler.          Attached
    Please contact the department to clarify the use of the Post Harvest Addendum vs. Handler OSP.



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Land Requirements                                                                   NOP §205.103, 205.202
This form describes a farm or production location for organic crop production and accompanying
documentation to establish its eligibility for organic certification. Submit one copy of this Land
Requirements form for each farm (not for individual fields) that is non-adjacent to your other farmland
or production locations, and/or has distinct land use history (different date of last prohibited materials
use or different prior land manager, etc.)
       This Land Requirements form describes all the land in my organic operation.
       Additional copies of this form are attached and describe other land within my operation.

2.1 LAND DESCRIPTION
Farm Name or Number                                                     Acres to be certified organic

Street Address                                                          Field Numbers (ALL fields on this farm)


City / Town                                       State      Zip Code               County

Legal Description: Section / Township / Range or Assessor’s Parcel Number


2.2 LAND MANAGEMENT (205.202(a) and (b))
2.2.a When did you begin managing this land?      ____________ (MM/DD/YY)
2.2.b If prohibited materials have been used, what was the date of last use? ____________
2.2.c What is your estimated harvest date of a certified organic crop from this land? ____________
2.2.d Describe, in general terms, how this land has been managed for the past three years (crops
      grown; organic or non-organic management; farming practices used):
      Additional description attached



2.3 LAND USE HISTORY DOCUMENTATION (205.202)
2.3.a Check the type(s) of documentation attached that shows eligibility of this land for organic
      certification:
      Current organic certificate in my operation’s name; continuing certification. (Do not attach if MDA
      certified.)
      Prior Land Manager Affidavit (PLMA)              Field History Form
      Copy of the organic certificate from a previous manager and associated documentation (profile
      with parcel address or location, maps) to show that this land has been continuously certified
      with no lapse in organic management up to the date of transfer of management.
      Other documentation that shows all materials used on this land and the date(s) they were used
      in the last three years (describe):




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2.4 MAPS (205.22(c))
2.4.a   Attach Field Map(s). Provide an accurate scale map that shows each field included on the
        farm listed above. Show boundaries and area to be certified. The map must be 8 ½ x 11”. This
        may be a county map, FSA map, aerial photograph, or hand drawn map, as long as it is clearly
        readable when photocopied. This map must be current and dated. An updated (revised or new)
        map must be submitted whenever information on the map changes (field numbers, acres,
        buffers, adjoining land use, etc.) The map attached includes the following:
        Field name/number         Acres         North Arrow             Prevailing Wind Direction
        Slope(s)                  Adjoining Land Use(s)                 Buffers (if applicable)
        Landmarks such as public or farm roads, railroad tracks, buildings, windbreaks or woodlands,
        water courses/riparian areas or wetlands.
2.4.b    Attach a Farm Overview Map that shows the location of this farm and all other farm locations in
         your operation.       Attached      Not Applicable, one farm location, only

2.5 BOUNDARIES, ADJACENT LAND USE AND BUFFER AREAS (205.202(c))
2.5.a Describe your farm borders and adjacent land use (organic farms, fallow fields, CRP land, wild
      lands, non-organic crop or livestock production, residential use, etc.


2.5.b   For any locations where prohibited materials are or may be applied, describe the prevention
        measures you take (management practices and/or physical barriers).
        No areas of concern


2.5.c   Describe any buffer areas (whether crop or non-crop) you will maintain on your organic land to
        protect crops from contamination.                    No buffers needed
If you need more space, please attach a separate page.       Buffer description attached.




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Section 3: Seeds and Planting Stock                                                        NOP §205.204
3.1 Check all that apply to what you use or plan to use:
3.1.a SEEDS AND ANNUAL PLANTING STOCK
        Not Applicable, no seeds or annual planting stock used or planned for use
        certified organic seed, purchased                 certified organic seed, saved on farm
        non-organic, untreated seed                       non-organic, untreated planting stock
        certified organic planting stock (e.g. seed potatoes, sweet potato slips, garlic, strawberry crowns)
    If non-organic seed or planting stock is used, complete the Genetic Modification and Commercial
    Availability sections, below.
3.1.b SEED TREATMENTS                             Not Applicable, no seed treatments used or planned for use
       inoculant         coating                  pelletization         priming       fungicide or insecticide
       other (describe):

         I have listed all seed treatments on my Materials List
3.1.c ANNUAL SEEDLINGS                  Not Applicable, no annual seedlings produced or purchased
       seedlings or transplants grown on farm. Please complete the Greenhouse OSP.          Attached
       purchased certified organic seedlings. List supplier and attach organic certificate. Attached


3.1.d PERENNIAL PLANTING STOCK (e.g. trees, shrubs, rhizomes, corms, bulbs)                                 None used
      certified organic perennial planting stock, purchased
      certified organic planting stock, produced/propagated on farm
      purchased non-organic untreated stock
      other (describe):


    Please have documentation available for inspection that shows the organic status, quantity and
    variety of seed or planting stock used, whether purchased or produced on farm.
3.2 COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY            Not Applicable, all seed and planting stock is certified organic
3.2.a If you use seed that is not certified organic, describe how you determine that an equivalent
      organic variety is not commercially available (in appropriate form, quantity and quality).


3.2.b    If you use any non-organic seed, please complete an Organic Seed Non-Availability Affidavit
         (OSNA) to document your search for organic seed.
        I have completed the OSNA and my seed records are available to be verified at inspection.
3.3 GENETIC MODIFICATION                          Not Applicable, all seed and planting stock is certified organic
3.3.a   If you use seed and/or planting stock that is not certified organic, or inoculants, explain how you
        document that each of these is not genetically modified?
        non-GMO statement or affidavit from supplier              catalog statement      other (describe):



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Section 4: Soil Management and Crop Rotation NOP §205.2 Crop Rotation, 205.203, 205.205
SOIL MANAGEMENT AND CROP ROTATION PLAN
4.1.a   What are the major practice components of your soil-building / crop nutrient management plan?
        crop rotation     incorporation of crop residue       green manures           cover crops
        compost           manure                              mined lime, gypsum or mineral powders
        soil inoculants   fertilizer materials or blends      biodynamic preparations
        other (describe):


4.1.b   Please list all materials used or planned for use on the Materials List, Section 7.
        All materials used or planned for use are listed.        No materials are used.

4.2 Describe your crop rotation plan(s), in general terms, including its main goals (organic matter; weed
    and pest management, nutrient management; erosion; biological diversity). List the sequence and
    frequency of crops/plant families, cover crops, green manures or sod. If you use more than one
    basic rotation sequence, please describe each rotation you use. Attach additional pages if
    necessary.           Rotation plans attached
Example: Brassica family vegetables—fall-planted strawberries (1-2 years’ harvest, depending on weather and
       condition of plants)—winter cover crop—warm season vegetables—winter cover crop—cut flowers—
       cover crop; break disease cycles of Phytopthora and Botrytus in strawberries.




4.3 What issues do you address with your crop rotation and soil management practices?
      increase organic matter         water availability     water infiltration/drainage
      soil compaction or crusting     soil structure         water erosion            wind erosion
      deficient nutrients             excess nutrients       salinity                 pH
      weed management                 pest management        disease management
      overall farm biodiversity       other (describe):


4.4.a   How do you monitor the effectiveness of your rotation and soil management plan?
        soil observation        soil (nutrient) tests          soil organic matter content
        crop observation        crop yield comparison           crop quality tests
        protein levels          plant tissue tests             microbiological tests
        other:


4.4.b    When and how often (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, as needed) do you do each type of
         monitoring. What monitoring records do you keep?



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Section 5: Natural Resources
NOP §205.2 Organic Production, Crop Rotation, Natural Resources, 205.200

NATURAL RESOURCES
5.1 How do your farming practices maintain or improve the natural resources of your operation?
    Describe specific practices you use to maintain or improve natural resources, promote ecological
    balance, and conserve biodiversity appropriate to the features of your farm (slope, soil types,
    position in the watershed, unique habitat, etc.):
5.1.a   Conserve Soil and Prevent Erosion
        cover crops      green fallow           conservation tillage            strip cropping
        shelterbelts     riparian buffer strips                                 other (describe):


5.1.b Maximize Nutrient Cycling; Minimize Loss / Contamination
      crop rotation     cover crops           catch crops                maintain crop residue
      application of compost, manure or other plant materials            other (describe):


5.1.c   Conserve Water; Protect Aquifers, Watercourses, Wetlands, and Riparian Areas
        grow water-efficient crops       early termination of green manure crops            fallow
        monitor soil moisture            scheduled irrigation         use drip irrigation
        maintain / improve vegetative buffers and wetlands            maintain riparian areas
        other (describe):

5.1.d   Foster Ecological Balance and Overall Biological Diversity: Beneficial Organisms / Pollinators /
        Predators / Natural Enemies of Pests / Native Habitat, Wildlife and Vegetation
        biologically diverse plantings  provision of field borders      beneficial insectary plants
        pollinator-friendly plantings   maintain habitat and/or migration corridors
        bat/bird/bee houses             raptor perches                  other (describe):

5.1.e   Reduce Spread / Impact of Invasive Species
        monitor for new introductions of invasive plants or animals    clean tools and equipment
        contain / remove invasive species         use weed-free planting stock and soil amendments
        other (describe):

5.2      How and when do you monitor the condition of natural resources?

5.3      What monitoring records do you keep?


Please be prepared to show documentation of these activities at your inspection.


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Section 6: Weed, Pest and Disease Management & Monitoring
NOP §205.206, 202.600-602, 205.103
WEED MANAGEMENT PLAN
6.1.a What are your recurrent or potential weed problems?                       No weed problems


6.1.b    What specific weed control practices do you use?
        crop rotation     cover crops            green manure crops           smother crops
        tillage           fallow                 interseeding/overseeding     delayed seeding
        early seeding     pre-irrigation         stale seedbed / minimum soil disturbance
        use of fast-emerging varieties           mowing                       livestock grazing
        mechanical cultivation                   hand weeding                 flame weeding
        prevention of weed seed set              natural mulch
        cleaning equipment between fields        soap-based, other allowed herbicides
        other (specify):


6.1.c    How do you monitor the effectiveness of your weed management program?


6.1.d    When do you monitor for weeds?


6.1.e    What weed monitoring records do you keep?

Please be prepared to review your weed monitoring records at your inspection.

PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN
6.2.a    What are your recurrent or potential pest problems?             No pest problems
         List specific insects, mites and other arthropods, gophers, ground squirrels, other rodents, birds,
         deer or other animals.


6.2.b What specific practices do you use to manage pest damage to crops?          None
      crop rotation      resistant plant species/varieties timing of planting     crop diversification
      trap crops         companion planting                release of predators/parasites
      maintain/develop habitat for beneficial organisms    management of field borders
      frog ponds         bat houses                        bird houses            raptor perches
      shooting           trapping                          use of allowed pesticide materials
      other (specify):




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6.2.c    How do you monitor the effectiveness of your pest management program?


6.2.d    When do you monitor for pests?


6.2.e    What pest monitoring records do you keep?

Please be prepared to review your pest monitoring records at your inspection.

DISEASE MANAGEMENT PLAN                                 No disease problems
6.3.a    What are your recurrent or potential disease problems? List bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc.


6.3.b What specific practices do you use to control crop diseases?                     None
      crop rotation              resistant species/varieties           crop diversification
      timing of planting         timing of harvest                     management of crop residue
      sanitizing equipment / tools                                     irrigation management
      use of allowed products (non-synthetic, biological, botanical, or mineral inputs)
      other (specify):


6.3.c    How do you monitor the effectiveness of your disease management program?


6.4.d    When do you monitor for crop diseases?


6.4.e    What disease monitoring records do you keep?

Please be prepared to review your disease monitoring records at your inspection.

BURNING
6.5.a    Do you burn crop residues?               No, no burning       Yes
6.5.b    If yes, list what materials you burn and name specific diseases to be suppressed and/or seeds
         to germinate.




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 Section 7: Materials                                      NOP §205.203, 202.206, 202,600-606, 202.103
 7.1 List all materials you use or plan to use. If you need more space, please attach a list.    List attached
 SUBSTANCE TYPE /           MANUFACTURER                REASON FOR USE                      VERIFICATION OF
 BRAND NAME AND             OR RAW MATERIAL             (name specific soil condition,      ALLOWED
 FORMULATION                SUPPLIER                    nutrient deficiency, pest, weed, or STATUS**
                                                        disease) *                          National List / OMRI

 Inoculants and Seed Treatments



 Soil Amendments (fertilizers, minerals, compost, manure, etc.)



 Weed Control Products


 Pest Control Products


 Disease Control Products


 Other Products applied to soil, crops, water or stored crops



**    Allowability of Materials may be established by the presence of all ingredients on the National List of Allowed
      Materials, or brand name listed on the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Products List. If it does not
      appear on one of these lists, you must submit for review by the department: a label and / or other documentation
      from the manufacturer that discloses all ingredients.
7.2          Materials documentation available.                Not Applicable, no materials used
          Please be prepared to review at your inspection: product labels, ingredient lists, invoices and
          other relevant documentation of materials purchase and application.
7.3   Compliance with Conditions, Restrictions or Annotations. For each material listed above
      that is restricted or annotated, describe the conditions for its allowed use, and how your use of
      that material complies.                   Not Applicable, No restricted / annotated materials
PRODUCT (from list above)      RESTRICTION / ANNOTATION                 METHOD OF COMPLIANCE
Example: Soluble boron         Nutrient deficiency must be              Soil tests and plant symptoms
micronutrient                  documented                               show boron deficiency




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Section 8: Prevention of Commingling & Contamination
NOP §205.201(a)(5), 205.202(c), 202.2 Buffer Zone
Describe the measures you take—management practices and physical barriers--to minimize risks and
prevent commingling/contact between organic and non-organic product, and prevent contamination of
organic product with substances prohibited in organic production and handling. Buffers must be
“sufficient to prevent contamination.”
MATERIALS STORAGE
8.1.a Do you store any prohibited materials on farm?                 No     Yes
8.1.b    If Yes, how do you clearly identify and separate allowed and prohibited materials?


EQUIPMENT AND CONTAINERS: PRODUCTION, APPLICATION AND HARVEST
8.2.a Do you use (own/rent/contract) any equipment (seeders, fertilizer or pesticide applicators,
      harvest equipment or containers) that is also used for non-organic production?
      No; all equipment is dedicated to organic.
      Yes.        If yes, please maintain cleaning records for equipment that is also used for non-
                  organic production. These will be reviewed at inspection.
8.3      Is equipment maintained to minimize fuel, oil and hydraulic fluid leaks?              Yes      No
             Not Applicable, equipment uses no fluids
HARVEST
8.4  Describe your harvest practices and list equipment and containers used:


8.5 If any equipment or container is shared with non-organic products, describe how you prevent
    commingling and contamination.
        Not applicable, all equipment and containers are dedicated to organic.


IRRIGATION WATER
8.6.a Do you irrigate?                   No       Yes.
         If yes, describe how you assess and manage potential risks for contamination of irrigation water:
8.6.b    Application of algacides, fungicides or herbicides by irrigation districts / public water sources.
                                            Not Applicable, no public water sources used.


8.6.c    Prohibited materials used in shared irrigation lines or irrigation water (including tailwater) from
         non-organic cropland.           Not Applicable, all water lines are dedicated to organic.


TREATED WOOD
8.7.a Is there any treated wood on the farm?                 No   Yes
      If Yes, indicate date of installation               ____________ (MM/DD/YY)
8.7.b    Describe how contact between treated wood and soil, crops and livestock is avoided.


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Section 9: Recordkeeping System, Marketing and Labeling                                 NOP §205.103,
§205.205

9.1 What types of records do you keep?
Check all that apply; please be prepared to show these at inspection.
   Input application records that show all materials purchased and/or applied with date, rate, crop and
    location
   Purchase receipts or acquisition records for all inputs
   Seeds and planting stock purchase, seed-saving/propagation, organic certificates for suppliers of
    annual seedlings, seed treatments, inoculants, documentation of GMO status
   Fertilizer and soil inputs
   Pest management materials
   Manure use records showing interval between date of application and harvest date of crops grown
    for human consumption
   Compost production records (composting system, ingredient materials, C:N ratio, temperature,
    turnings)
   Planting records or field history sheets that show crop rotations
   Activity and observation records (field log, notes on calendar or maps, etc.)
   Monitoring records (soil or tissue tests, water tests, pest observation logs)
   Equipment cleaning records (required if application or harvest equipment is not dedicated to
    organic)
   Harvest records (records that show location, crop, date harvested and transported from the field)
   Post Harvest Activities (washing and grading product, bagging or boxing, etc.)
   Storage records (facility location, crops, quantities, post-harvest activities and pest control)
   Shipping records (packing facility tags, delivery receipts, receiving documents, bills of lading, etc.)
   Sales records (invoices, grower statements, inventory lists, purchase orders, etc.)
   Others (describe):


9.2      Is your recordkeeping system well adapted to your business?             Yes        No
         If not, how do you plan to improve it?


9.3      Do you keep all records for at least 5 years after their creation?      Yes        No (explain):


9.4      Do your records fully disclose all activities and transactions of your operation?           Yes     No
         If not, how do you plan to improve them?




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Section 10: Affirmations
     I affirm that all statements made in this Organic System Plan (OSP) are true and correct.
     I have reviewed a current copy of the Policy Manual including the National Organic Program (NOP)
     standards. I have asked the Department for clarification of any points that were unclear to me. I now
     understand the standards and program rules as provided with the application.
     I have a current copy of the OMRI Products and Generic Materials List, and/or can access the on-
     line versions.
     I affirm that no prohibited products have been applied to any of my organically managed fields
     during the 36-month period prior to projected harvest.
     I agree to immediately notify my certifier concerning any application, including drift, of a prohibited
     substance to any field, production unit, site, facility, livestock, or product that is part of my operation.
    I agree to permit to permit on-site inspections for the purpose of determining compliance, and to
     allow complete access to the production and handling operation including non-certified production
     and handling areas, structures, and offices by the department. I understand that the inspector will
     conduct an exit interview with an authorized representative of my operation to confirm the accuracy
     and completeness of inspection observations, the need for any additional information, and any
     issues of concern. I understand that the operation may be subject to unannounced inspection and /
     or sampling for residues at any time as deemed appropriate to ensure compliance with the NOP
     Rule.
     I understand that acceptance of this form in no way implies granting of certification by the Montana
     Department of Agriculture Organic Certification Program. I agree to follow the NOP Rule and all
     other program rules as provided with the application.
     This OSP accurately represents my current operation; I will submit updates when changes are
     made to ensure this.
     I have made a copy of my Application, Organic System Plan (OSP), Attachments and Addenda (as
     applicable); I now have a current copy of my OSP that is the same as what I have submitted to the
     Montana Department of Agriculture.
     I have reviewed the Certification Notification letter from the department, including all indicated
     issues of concern, if any.
     I have responded in writing to any requests for further information from the department.
             Not Applicable. No information was requested.
     I have responded to the Notice of Non-Compliance received from the department and have
     implemented all corrective actions indicated in the response.
             Not Applicable. No Notice of Non-Compliance was received.

Signature of Applicant:              _________________________            Date of submission:____________

                         Submit completed form, fees and supporting documents to:
                    Montana Department of Agriculture, Organic Certification Program
                                            P.O. Box 200201
                                        Helena, MT 59620-0201




           Update changes: Signature_______________            _______ Date___      __
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