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AWA and Grassfed Application

For Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW
and Certified Grassfed by AGW

Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW is the leading food label for animal welfare and pasture-based farming. Consumer Reports has acknowledged Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW as the only “highly meaningful” label for farm animal welfare, outdoor access and sustainability. All standards, policies and procedures are publicly available, and AGW is proud to hold ISO 17065 accreditation, demonstrating the highest level of transparency and accountability. Participation in AGW’s certification programs is voluntary.

Farmers in the program agree to a minimum of one visit a year from AGW staff or agents, with the possibility of additional visits if deemed necessary, to confirm compliance with the standards during various seasons and to allow observation of animals in different phases of life. Participation in the program is on an annual basis and must be renewed each year. Before applying, you should review the Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW and/or Certified Grassfed by AGW standards for the species in question to make sure you believe they are consistent with your farming practices and values. Please do not apply unless you have the animals in question currently on your farm.

There is a required application fee of $100 upon submitting an application to the Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW or Certified Grassfed by AGW program. We offer a discount if you apply for more than one certification simultaneously. Once an application has been reviewed, an additional fee to cover the audit will be charged. All fees are nonrefundable. Please see the AGW Fee Schedule for more details.

If you have any questions about the application below, get in touch and we’ll be glad to help. We look forward to working with you!

Please note, this application is for U.S./Canadian operations only. For other countries and regions: we would love to work with you! Please contact our main office at the information below for more information.

AWA and Grassfed Application

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