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You may apply at any time of year. To get started take these two steps:

  1. Log in to the site.
    Don’t have an account? Create a CNG producer account here.
  2. Complete an application online (This should take 20-40 minutes, depending on the number of off-farm inputs you use. You must be logged in to submit an application.)

It typically takes two months or less to complete the certification process, depending on how quickly you complete the core requirements.

Certification Types

We are currently accepting applications for Produce and FlowersLivestockApiaryAquaponics, and Mushrooms certification. Learn more about each of these certification types on their respective page, including the program’s certification standards, allowed and prohibited substances, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

There is no charge to submit an application online. Certification dues are expected only after an application has been accepted. For farmers without internet, we have paper applications that may be requested by phone or mail. There is a $20 processing fee to submit a paper application.

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