Organic Certification

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

For more information concerning organic certification, please use the links on the right side of the page.

If you have any questions concerning the organic certification process or certification review, please contact:

Ryan Merck (organic@clemson.edu) 864.646.2129

If you have any questions concerning fee structure, certificates, or certification status, please contact:

Sandra Verderame (sandrav@clemson.edu) 864.646.2131

If you have concerns about a certified organic operation, please contact:

Sherry Aultman (saltmn@clemson.edu) 864.646.2140