Listening is one of the key skills an effective inspector needs to develop. I like listening, although it’s often a challenge to hear what is really being said or asked. I am always happy to listen to your questions, and here in the pages of The Canadian Organic Grower, I plan to provide some answers.
The expenses involved in having a trained inspector travel to your establishment, review your organic system plan and paperwork, and write a report for the certification committee represent a relatively small part of the total expense. Most organic certifiers incur costs in maintaining offices and staff to meet client needs, and in managing promotion and education.
My organic inspection is coming up soon—what can I do to make it as painless as possible? Prepare!