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October 2016 Newsletter
Last call to participate in PCO bylaws vote!
 
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PCO Members: Participate in PCO Bylaws Vote!
Cast your vote by October 15th

From time to time, the board at PCO reviews the bylaws to see if they reflect the work of PCO and are limiting or vague. We have suggested a few minor changes that we are recommending to the membership. Bylaws cannot be changed without input from our members. We need your vote! Please refer to the full packet that was mailed or emailed earlier to you or click here for full details on the following:

Items 1: PCO Region
Item 2: Board Member Removal
Item 3: Board Member Vacancies

https://www.paorganic.org/2016boardballot_bylaws
 
Thank you for your participation in this important task!

Don't Miss This Great PCO-Partnered Workshop on October 25th in Annville, PA!


 
Come Join the PCO Team! 
Want to work with people committed to ensuring the integrity of organic food production?
 

Director of Marketing and Development
This director will lead the Education and Outreach Team and oversee PCO’s resource development, education and outreach, marketing and public relations programs. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in the following areas: writing proposals and securing funding, conducting community education and outreach, and leading marketing initiatives. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team. This position is based in our Spring Mills, PA office.  Remote work locations will be considered.
 
This is a full-time, exempt position.
Salary: $55,000 - $65,000, depending on experience.
Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.
 
Staff Accountant
The ideal candidate will have education and / or experience in accounting functions including, but not limited to: accounts payable/receivable, generating financial reports, performing journal entries, etc. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania.
 
This is a full-time, exempt position.
Salary: $40,000 - $50,000, depending on experience.
Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.

Certification Specialist
The ideal candidate will have education and / or experience in the following areas: familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, knowledge of organic standards and food science/processing. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania; telecommuting will be considered.

This is a full-time, exempt position.
Salary range: $40,000 to $50,000, depending on experience.
Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.
 
All above positions will remain open until filled. Full job descriptions are available at paorganic.org/jobs. To apply please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.
  
 
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Events

Oct. 6, 10am-2pm
Cover Crop Field Day
PCO-Certified Charvin Farm
Mifflin, PA

Oct. 11, 2pm
WEBINAR
Targeted Sheep Grazing in Organic Dryland Systems

Oct. 21, 9:30am-4:30pm
Forest Farming: Mushroom Production Under the Forest Canopy
Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Living
Brookville, PA

Oct. 22
Honeybee Study Circle
Warren, PA

Oct. 25, 9am-3pm
Precision Dairy Technology Forum: Reproduction & Breeding Management for Organic Dairy Farms
Blue Mountain Farm
Annville, PA
*See ad in announcements for more details

Nov. 15-18
National Organic Standards Board Meeting
Chase Park Plaza Hotel
St. Louis, MO

Nov. 18-19
PA Botany Symposia
Penn Stater Conference Center
State College, PA

Nov. 30- Dec. 2
Acres USA Conference
The Art & Science of Modern Eco-Agriculture
Omaha, NE

December 6, 8:30am-5pm
PA WAgN Symposium
Sharing Idea Seeds Across the Rural/Urban Divide
State College, PA

December 13-14
Growing PA's Organic Farms Conference
Sheraton
Hershey, PA

For a full listing of events, visit the PCO online calendar.


Classifieds
 

For Sale

Organic Cover Crop Rye
Cleaned. In bags, totes or bulk. $15.00 bushel. Can deliver bags and totes. Contact Ned Fogleman at 717-994-4630
Mifflintown, PA
 
Cover Crop Seed & Straw
Rye, Triticale and Wheat with various blends of Hairy Vetch, grown and cleaned by Village Acres Farm. 50 lb bags at $23 and up, depending on blend of hairy vetch. Also, big round bales of straw at $175/ton. All certified by PCO. Contact debra@villagecresfarm.com or Roy at 717-513-8097. Mifflintown, PA
 
Rye Straw & Oat Straw Bales
Organic Rye Straw just baled recently and under cover. They are 3x3x7 in size. Purchaser of a distance will need to transport it to ones farm. Local people, we can transport. Also small square bales of oat straw recently baled and under a roof. Call for prices. Contact Randal Van Horn at 570-412-0899. 

Services
 
Manure management plans, Ag erosion and settlement plans, manure brokering, and nutrient management planning. Government certified. Contact Ned Fogleman 717-994-4630.

To see the complete classifieds listings or to post an ad, click here

 


Member News

A Warm Welcome to Our September New Members

Newly Certified
Abner A. Glick
Anchor Run CSA 
Baker Farm
Bridge Way Farm LLC
Cherry Hill Farm
Cooper Farms
David C. Raker
Dennis Hess
Doug Kauffman
Kauffman Farms
Earl Penn Wood Farm
Foggy Hollow Farm
Gideon S Lee
Glen W Weaver
Green Grass Dairy
Harold Musselman
Hershberger Farm
Jacob Hershberger
James Reiff
Jeffrey Prouty
Jeremy Van Pelt
Joe Miller
John R. Glick
King's Kreamery
Levi L Fisher
Meadow View Farm
Millcreek Farm
Moon Shadow Farm
Mountain View Farmette
Paragon Foods
Pat Landis
Red Rock Farm LLC
Scenic Ridge Farm
Seth Muhlenkamp
Snowy Fields Farm
Swampy Rock Farm II
Top of the Hill Distillery
Windy Hill Acres
Windyhill Farm

 
Transitioning 
Aquilla King
Joseph S. Hoover
Paul Hanrahan

Business Members
Agri-Dynamics
Homestead Nutrition, Inc.

Advocate Member
Amanda Birk
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