Organic Certification Rebate Program

The Organic Certification Rebate Program helps farms become certified organic and supports farms who have already made the changes needed to be a certified organic farm in the province.


To be eligible, you must be a farm or Mi'kmaq conducting farming activities in a Mi'kmaw community.

For farms, you need to:

  • be currently and properly registered in the correct income category under the Farm Registration Act
  • be at least 19 years old and actively farming in the program year
  • be certified organic or currently transitioning to certified organic at the time you apply

Refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program Opening: 1 April 2024
Application Deadline: 14 March 2025
Claim Deadline: 14 March 2025

How to apply

Complete the Program Application Form (make sure to check the application for details on all required supporting documents). Send your completed application and supporting documents to the Programs Division office.

You also need to complete the Program Funding Registration Form.


Department of Agriculture
Programs Division
74 Research Drive
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6377
Toll-free: 1-866-844-4276
Fax: 902-893-7579


Program Guidelines
Program Application
Program Funding Registration Form