Every certifying KMG farm must inspect another farm. This is the essence of the peer-to-peer Participatory Guarantee System that KMG was founded on according to guidelines set by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). All the necessary inspection reports can be downloaded below.
Inspecting another farm requires a commitment of time and the expense of printing forms to bring on the inspection. Each farm certifying for KMG bears these costs to avoid the much higher cost of third-party inspection and administration required by other certifying systems.
1) INSPECTION REPORT - HARD COPY FOR NOTES
Every inspector will need to download the inspection form and print a copy to take notes while inspecting the farm.
2) FARM APPLICATION - HARD COPY FOR NOTES
Every inspector will have been emailed the complete set of application forms from the farm to be inspected.
3)EMAIL INSPECTED APPLICATION AND REPORTS
Inspections must be submitted by e-mail, so either Scan the hardcopy (please make sure both handwriting and scanned images are clearly legible) OR Type your notes into the inspection form.
Save the altered application files with a new name, for example "Sunnyhill Farm KMG Application 2015 - inspected.pdf"
Email the forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org.