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to promote consistency and integrity in the organic certification process.

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IOIA offers 2 types of memberships - Inspector Member and Supporting Member.

Inspector Member - this level is open to active inspectors only.
In addition to the application, inspector applicants must meet inspector member criteria and provide a completed Verification of Inspection Experience Form.
Benefits: Access to IOIA Forum, the inspectors-only listserve; Resources on "Inspectors Only" section of this site; Training fee discounts; Quarterly online newsletter; Reduced rate to subscription publications. $200.00 Inspector Member Application


Supporting Member 5 categories to choose from

Supporting Individual Member - consultants, educators, regulators, newly trained potential inspectors, and others interested in the organic sector.
Benefits: listing in IOIA Membership Directory (hard copy and on-line), quarterly online newsletter, training fee discounts, reduced rate to publications, networking. $135.00

Business/Organization - businesses and organizations in the organic sector. Listing in the IOIA Membership Directory, recognition on IOIA website, IOIA web Job Board, Newsletter.
Benefits: listing in IOIA Membership Directory (hard copy and on-line), quarterly online newsletter, training fee discounts, reduced rate to publications, networking. $200.00

Certifying Agency - Half-Page listing in IOIA Membership Directory (hard copy and on-line), invitation to quarterly IOIA-Certifier-Inspector-Dialogue Conference Calls, recognition on IOIA website, IOIA web Job Board, up to 5 copies of hard copy Membership Directory annually, and up to 5 copies of Newsletter. $500.00

Patron - Contributing Donor. Full Page listing in IOIA Membership Directory (hard copy and on-line), certificate of membership, recognition on IOIA website, up to 5 copies of hard copy Membership Directory annually, and up to 5 copies of Newsletter. $1000.00

Sustainer - Contributing Donor. Full Page listing in IOIA Membership Directory (hard copy and on-line), framed certificate of membership, recognition on IOIA website, up to 5 copies of hard copy Membership Directory annually, and up to 5 copies of Newsletter. $5,000.00

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IOIA Member Directory
The IOIA Member Directory represents 384 members from 16 countries. The Directory is intended to provide inspector members with a professional listing and to provide certification organizations and other interested parties with pertinent biographical information on inspectors. All biographical data is provided by members. Member status and IOIA training info is verified by IOIA. The Member Directory is available as a searchable, updatable online database.
The Member Directory is also available as a pdf download in our Members Only section.

Please direct any queries about the Member Directory to the IOIA Office.


The IOIA Forum
IOIA has an inspector-member-only list serve, where you can interact with other organic inspectors from around the world. Whether you're a new inspector or a veteran of many years, The IOIA Forum is a place where you can seek helpful advice from others in the field, find out the latest news, and network with your peers and others in the Organic Sector. There are also 13 years of archived discussions available.
If you are an Inspector Member of IOIA and would like to join the IOIA Forum, please Email the Forum Moderator to receive your Email invitation.
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IOIA Organic Cotton Caps with our New Logo!
Fully adjustable, these caps are well-made and can stand up to the weather and the roughest inspection schedule!

$23.00 [includes shipping in US, International orders please contact us for shipping cost]

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Subscriptions

The Organic Standard is available only to IOIA Inspector Members.
You MUST sign up by January 30 annually.
Contact the IOIA office to sign up.
Not available for purchase online.

Sample issue of The Organic Standard

The Organic & Non-GMO Report: Special discounts are available for organic inspectors.
Contact the publication directly at 800-854-0586 (toll free, US only) or 641-472-1487.

Sample issue of Non-GMO Report


IOIA Publications

The Inspectors' Report -
IOIA's quarterly newsletter - $30
IOIA Membership Directory
IOIA Member Directory
IFOAM/IOIA Organic Inspection Manual
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IFOAM/IOIA Int'l Organic Inspection Manual
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Recommended Publications
IOIA recommends the following books to enrich your agricultural knowledge and inspection experience.
They can be purchased thru their respective links.

Managing Cover Crops ProfitablyManaging Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition

Managing Cover Crops Profitably explores how and why cover crops work and provides all the information needed to build cover crops into any farming operation.
Published by Sustainable Ag Network.

$19.00 print version or available as a free download
http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books

Steel in the FieldSteel in the Field
Weed control demands time, labor and expense for every farmer every year. Steel in the Field shows how today's implements and techniques can control weeds while reducing
—or eliminating—herbicides.
Published by Sustainable Ag Network. 128 pages.

Available as Free download only.
Other great titles are available at: http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books

COG Organic Field Crop HandbookCOG Organic Field Crop Handbook, 2nd Edition. Expanded and rewritten.
Published by Canadian Organic Growers.
Preserves best of 1st edition, updated to include info on GMO's, E.coli issues in manure, and many additions to the crop section.
222 pages, spiral bound. - $40.00

www.cog.ca

Organic Tree Fruit Management bookOrganic Tree Fruit Management
Written by Linda Edwards.OTFM covers organic pest and disease management, information on soil fertility and nutrition in tree fruits, management tools available to the organic grower, etc.
Published by Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC). 240 pages.
Non-COABC members $25.95 - COABC members $19.95

http://certifiedorganic.bc.ca/publications/#otfm

Organic Dairy Farming bookOrganic Dairy Farming
Edited by Jody Padham, Community Conservation Project. The basics of production and certification for organic dairy. Chapters on herd health, dairy nutrition, milk quality, calves, pasture, soils, organic crop management.

Publication coordinated by Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), 192 p. 2006. $19.95

MOSES online store

Farming with the Wild bookFarming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches
Written by Daniel Imhoff, Farming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches presents a compelling view of a future in which farming and ranching operations are integrated into regional networks of protected wildlands. Dan Imhoff records his travels to the far reaches of the U.S. in search of farmers, ranchers, government agencies, and non-profit organizations who strive to develop and renew successful agricultural practices compatible with wild Nature. Farming with the Wild demonstrates persuasively that such a future is possible.
Watershed Media, 182 p.; 2003. $32.00