Organic Certification Program

Clemson University is a USDA Accredited Certifying Agent.  This accreditation allows Clemson to certify organic operations in the three major categories of certification: crops, livestock and processing. Clemson University strives to provide efficient and thorough certification service to South Carolina at a manageable expense as a public service to our state's agricultural industry.

For more information concerning organic certification, please use the materials located on the general Resources page and scope-specific pages in the left navigation.


If you have any questions about fee structure, certificates, or certification status, please contact Sandra Verderame at or 864.646.2131.

For all other questions about organic certification or concerns about certified organic operations, please contact Jill Robinson at or 864.646.2128.

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