Applications for Farmers and Growers
If you are interested in converting your holding to Organic Production, follow the 3 easy steps outlined below and your application will be underway.
Steps to Certification
Call the Organic Trust Office on 045 882377 to request an application pack, or click here to download or complete online
Following review of your application form, we will organise an inspection of your premises at a time convenient to you.
Your inspector will submit an inspection report which will be reviewed by our certification panel. If everything is in order you will be issued with your first in-conversion licence.
If you require clarification on any point of the application process, simply telephone the Organic Trust Office on 045 882377 and we can help with your queries.
Please note to maintain your organic licence thereafter you are required to submit your Annual Return Form and fee, and be inspected on an annual basis.
Other relevant Organic Trust forms
Please return to Organic Trust
Grants for Organic Operators
The Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine offers a range of financial incentives to assist those involved in organic production. Currently the OFS is closed to new applications. The details of the Organic Farming Scheme (when re-opened to new entrants) will be made available as soon as they are published by the Organic Unit of the Department of Agriculture.
For more information on the Organic Farming Scheme Click Here
In addition capital grants will be available for the purchase of specific equipment and for buildings. Please note this is still currently open to avail of.
Click on this link for details Organic Capital Grants
Organic Trust Standards Manual
The Organic Food and Farming Standards in Ireland and amendments are available from the links below. This manual details the rules and guidelines which must be adhere to for certified products and processing.