(1) A person shall make application for NWSFF certification of a forage crop annually. The application shall be made with the department agent in the county in which the person resides or in the county in which the person owns or leases land on which forage will be produced. This request for application may be made by telephone, fax, in person or in writing.
(2) The agent is responsible for completing the top of the inspection form (or the agent may allow the producer to complete) with the following applicant information:
(a) date annual application received;
(b) producer name and address, including zip code;
(c) producer telephone and, if available, their fax number;
(d) producer identification number;
(i) the producer identification number shall include the following, in the order stated, state, county, producer number and year forage harvested;
(e) estimate of acres to be inspected;
(f) general description of the field and/or legal description.
(3) An application fee is not required.