Organic Certification

Founded in 2005, Nature’s International Certification Services (NICS) is a dedicated organic certification agency, offering comprehensive assistance to organic and transitioning producers across the nation. Our expert team specializes in guiding clients through the complexities of obtaining USDA National Organic Program (NOP) certification and transitional verification.

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NICS is accredited by the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) to assess the ability of organic operations (including crops, wild crops, livestock, and processing/handling operations) to implement, comply with and carry out the terms and conditions determined for organic management and products.


In addition to providing USDA NOP organic certification, NICS is also able to provide transitional land verification, perform inspections for the American Grassfed Association (AGA), perform inspections and reviews for Organic Plus Trust program, and provide services for organic producers who wish to export their products to Canada, the European Union, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Switzerland and Taiwan.

NICS makes its services accessible to all applicants whose activities fall within their declared field of operation, and confines its certification requirements, inspection, and certification decisions to those matters specifically related to the scope of certification.

We serve clients in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin, but we may be able to assist clients in other states. Call our office for more information.


Nature's International Certification Services (NICS) is located in Viroqua, Wisconsin.

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