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November 2016 Newsletter
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The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is beginning its work to prepare for the 2018 Farm Bill and they want your input. Your suggestions for the 2018 Farm Bill are important now more than ever. Your feedback will be used to inform the first phase of OTA’s policy platform development. OTA will always welcome input from their members, but they encourage you to weigh-in early so that their foundation is as strong and representative as it can be.

Join OTA for A webinar on preliminary survey results

Monday, November 21 | 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern 

Join OTA for a brief webinar to hear a review of survey results to date and learn why your input in this planning process is critical. Presenters will include OTA's CEO Laura Batcha and Farm Policy Director Nate Lewis. Register now. 
 
PCO Members: Participate in PCO Bylaws Vote!

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!

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.
 
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

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

January 10-12
Keystone Farm Show
York Fairgrounds
Your, PA

February 1-4
PASA's 26th Annual Farming for the Future Conference
Penn Stater Conference Center
State College, PA

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


Classifieds
 

For Sale 
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 October New Members

Newly Certified
4-Woods Poultry
Craig Frey
Dan & Ruth Schwartz
Doug Piskac
Elam Horning
Four Leaf Clover Farm
Green Grass Dairy
Henry S. Byler
James R. Slicer
JDM Family Farm
Joe Miller
Jonas E Raber
Leon J Zook
Meeks Farms and Sons
Mulberry Farm
Nature's Seeds
Preston Boop
Rcik Breneman Farm
Roundhouse Farm
Rudy Yoder
Schlabach Farm
Schwartz Farm
Therapy Lane
Winding Creek

New Grassfed Certified
Green Grass Dairy
James R Slicer
Raymond Beachey

Transitioning 
Adam Burrows
Benjamin Carrow

Advocate Member
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