June 2016 Newsletter: PCO Welcomes New Board Members

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PCO Welcomes New Board Members 
Organic livestock and crop farmers, organic mycologist, organic inspector and organic processor join PCO Advisory Board 

1st Row Left to Right: Ron Hoover, PSU Extension; Tony Ricci, Green Heron Farm; Luke Howard w/ Alison Howard, Homestead Farms, Inc;
2nd Row Left to Right: Bob Eberly; Tim Joseph w/Laura Joseph, Maple Hill Creamery; Michael Ranck, Charvin Organic Farms
3rd Row Left to Right: Christie Badger, Independent Inspector; Tina Ellor, Phillips Mushroom Farms

To read new board members biographies, click here.

Join us for PCO's Transition to Organic Grain Study Circle & Farm Tour!
June 23rd, 9am-3pm * Lancaster County * Lapp Brothers Farm, LLC in Kinzers, PA
PCO will host a Transition to Organic Grain Study Circle and Farm Tour, on June 23rd at the Lapp Brothers Farm, LLC.  The study circle format allows transitioning and seasoned organic growers to discuss and exchange knowledge of organic field crop production.  Bring your questions to ask the group, and experiences to share.
The Lapp Brothers Farm, LLC is well-positioned to host this event, because it includes certified organic, transitioning and conventional ground.  During the farm tour, see the creative ways Mr. Lapp has overcome the challenges of transitioning to organic.

The Lapp Brothers Farm, LLC is located at: 25 Pequea Valley Road, Kinzers, PA.
This event is offered at no cost to participants, and also includes a free lunch.  Attendance is limited and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, please call 814-422-0251 or visit:
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CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley- Dr. Larry Tranel
Economics of Organic Dairy Farming

June 8, 11:30am-2pm
Charvin Organic Farms
Mifflin, PA
Click here for more info

PCO's Transition to Organic Grain Study Circle and Farm Tour
June 23, 9am-3pm
Lapp Brothers Farm, LLC
Kinzers, PA

PASA's Summer Conference
Soil Health Conference: Living Roots 24/7/365
July 28 & 29
Grange Fairgrounds
Centre Hall, PA
Click here for more info

PCO Annual Meeting & Farmer Appreciation Day
July 29
Grange Fairgrounds
Centre Hall, PA

PA Organic FarmFest 2016
July 29 & 30
Grange Fairgrounds
Centre Hall, PA

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


For Sale
Dairy quality Organic baleage
, corn & Organic soybeans. OEFFA Certified. Forage test results available, we can do local deliveries. We custom dry and store Organic grain. Call 570-412-1392. Union County.
Organic Baleage for sale. Individually wrapped round bales. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cutting. Alfalfa and mixed hay. 717-471-9438. 1 Mile of I78 in northern Berks County. 
Organic Dry Hay, Baleage and Straw in 4x4 wrapped round bales.  High energy and digestibility, Priced based on forage test results.  Trucking available.  Organic grains and seed also available, call for availability.  Provident Farms, Dave Johnson 570-324-2285
Manure management plans, Ag erosion and settlement plans, manure brokering, and nutrient management planning. Government certified. Contact Ned Fogleman 717-994-4630.
Ag plastic recycling- I can use black and white bunker covers, bale wrap, plastic twine, clear stretch film, greenhouse covers, flats, and pots. Call for details. 717-658-9660. Franklin County, PA.

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


Member News

A Warm Welcome to Our May New Members

Newly Certified
Joel Bates
Michael C. Culley
Leon Ray Zimmerman
Amos S. Zook

Grant Baer
Kelsey Bower
Richard Burt
Jacob J. Hershberger
Alvin Renno
Eric Sheffer

Michael Adamucci
Christie Badger
Lamar Bontrager
John E. Fisher
Jill Greenawalt
Ronald Hoover
Gideon S. Kauffman
Owen E. Kauffman
Aaron S. Lapp
Betty Liebig
Allen M. Miller
Aden A. Miller
John Moore
Gary Nolt
Jeffrey M. Prouty
Norman Reiff
Christ M. Renno
Joseph M. Stoltzfus
David Taydus
Carrie A. Varner
Bob Wiggins
Ammon O. Zimmerman
Susan Bruss & Timo Aro

Sandy Vandeven
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