August 2015 Newsletter
Forest Botanicals: Working Together to Build a Supply Chain
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(Repeated on Both Dates)
9:00-9:15- Welcome, Purpose and Agenda w/John Munsell, Virginia Tech

9:15-10:15- Lessons Learned: A Historical Perspective on Buying and Selling Forest Botanicals w/Jeanine Davis, North Carolina State University 

10:15-10:30- Break

10:30-11:30-Native Medicinal Forest Plant Supply Chains in the Eastern United States: Opportunities, Challenges, and Third Party Verification w/Eric Burkhart, Penn State University
11:30-12:15- Overview of the PCO ‘Forest- grown’ Producer Verification Program w/Adam Seitz, Pennsylvania Certified Organic and Eric Burkhart, Penn State University

12:15-1:00- Lunch

1:00-2:00- Buyer Perspective on a Forest- grown Supply Chain: Needs, Pricing and Expectations w/ Mountain Rose Herbs, Oregon

2:00-2:15- Break
2:15-3:00-ish- Facilitated Discussion: Questions, Concerns and Next Steps w/John Munsell, Virginia Tech; Eric Burkhart, Penn State University; and Jeanine Davis,
North Carolina State University
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Ag Progress Days
Aug. 18-20

Grange Fair
Aug 21-29

Organic Agriculture Field Day
Aug 25, 2015
9AM-3:30 PM
Alvin J. & Marianne Peachy Farm
12337 Metztown Rd
Allensville, PA 17002
Lunch will be provided
In Partnership with Organic Valley, PCO, AEA-Advancing Eco-Agriculture, Keystone Bio-Ag, LLC, and Rodale Institute
For more information contact the OV Farmer Hotline 888-809-9297 or

Sept 7
PCO Office Closed

Labor Day

Sept 16-19
All Things Organic Conference & EXPO East

Adopt A Highway
Sept 24


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


PCO Certified Organic dry hay. 3rd cutting from 2014. Large square bales. Test available upon request. Contact Dennis at 717-865-7158

140 round bales of wrapped alfalfa and mixed hay for sale. Mostly alfalfa. 1st and 2nd cutting. Asking $60/bale. Located 1 mile from I78 in Berks county, PA. Please call if you have any questions. 717-471-9438. Bethel, PA

Plastic Recycling! I am taking in various plastics for packaging and selling into the recycling industry. Contact me to make a delivery appointment. No unscheduled drop-offs! Visit PCO online classifieds for full listing.
Justin Geisinger
8445 Nyesville Rd Chambersburg, Pa 17202 

69 acre certified organic grass fed beef farm. 
23.5 KW Solar system, a full line of farm machinery, and a closed herd (for 20 years) of 55 beef cattle. Five bedroom brick/frame house, barn and out buildings. Central Pennsylvania Conservancy preserved farm. Owner financing and mentoring can be negotiated. or 717-536-3618

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Member News

A Warm Welcome to Our June New Members

Glasbern Inn
Newly Certified
Eli S. Stoltzfus
Sylvanus Peachey
Willie R. Byler
Sam U. Stoltzfus Jr.
Dan Miller
James P. & Tina Haman
Alan Parker
Eli Ray King
Leroy Miller
Reuben J. Miller
Abram E. Stoltzfus
Jeff Horn
Amos S. Lapp
James Barrett
Jesse Graber
Mark Nuneviller
Vernon Yoder
Frances M. Como
Moses S. Esh

Melvin J. Beiler
Edward P. Martin
Ed & Matt Fry
Michael Roosa
Dorothy (Dot) Martin

Halston Maierle
Amos Martin
David F. Hoover
Aaron L. Miller

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