Don't forget- if you plan to apply for usda nop certification cost share you must become a stAte of Mi vendor. You cAn do this now. Enclosed is info to do this. 
After that stay in good communication with your certifying agency to assure that you get your certificate and receipt in time for the sept 30 deadline.
 Note even though we did not have cost share program last yeaR you will only be able to apply for cost share for certification expenses from the 2014 season.
Happy growing

Vicki Morrone
Center for Regional Food Systems
Dept of Community Sustainability
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Mi 48824

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From: "Rosenbaum, Robin (MDA)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: June 9, 2014 at 4:04:40 PM GMT-4
To: "Morrone, Vicki" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Cost Share Info from last go around

Read the application instructions for info on how to become a vendor. 




Robin R. Rosenbaum, Plant Industry Section Manager

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division

P.O. Box 30017

Lansing, MI  48909

(517) 284-5646  - New direct no.

(800) 292-3939 MDARD Customer Service Center


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