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November 2015 Newsletter
PCO Board Nominations Due Nov. 15th! 
 
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Participate in the 2016 Board Nominations! 
Do you know someone who could support PCO's mission and represent the membership? Please consider nominating them!

Nominations Due Nov. 15th!

PCO values a diverse board that supports the mission of PCO and represents the membership by having a balance of interests. For the non-certified-member seats, we can invite organic producers who are certified by another agency. Board members are elected for a 3-year term and are eligible to serve a total of 2 consecutive terms. To learn more about our current board members, visit www.paorganic.org/staff.

Areas of particular need identified by the board are below; however, nominations should not be limited to these areas:
• Processor/Handler producer
• Foundation fundraising
• Organic poultry producer
• Person with human resource experience
• 2nd or 3rd generation organic farmer
• Organic vegetable producer

Nominations will be submitted to the Governance Committee for review.

Job Openings at PCO- Come Join Our Team!
 
Director of Education and Outreach
Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for Director of Education and Outreach. This position will lead the Education and Outreach Team and oversee PCO’s resource development, education and outreach, and marketing and public relations, which includes supervisory duties for Education and Outreach staff. 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 but remote work locations within central and southeastern Pennsylvania will be considered.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Salary: $55,000 – $60,000, depending on experience.

To view a job description, visit our website

Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.

Position will remain open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.

Materials Program Manager
Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for Materials Program Manager. This position will oversee PCO’s material review program, including the publication of PCO Materials Lists, developing policies relevant to material review under the organic regulations, and will actively perform material review. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in the following areas: knowledge of materials used in organic production and processing, familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, knowledge of organic standards. 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. The planned start date for this position is Dec 2015.
 
This is a full-time, exempt position.

Salary range: $45,000 – 55,000, depending on experience.

To view a job description, visit our website
 
Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.

Position will remain open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.
 
Certification Program Manager
Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for Certification Program Manager. This position will oversee PCO’s certification programs, including compliance and enforcement. This position will also be responsible for maintaining policies to be consistent with federal regulatory requirements. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in the following areas: familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, knowledge of organic standards. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania (on-site preferred; telecommuting considered). The planned start date for this position is Dec 2015.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Salary range: $45,000 – 55,000, depending on experience.

To view a job description, visit our website
 
Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.

Position will remain open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.
 
Certification Specialist
Pennsylvania Certified Organic announces a job opening for 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. Remote consideration will be given to applicants with previous certification experience.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Salary range: $38,000 to $48,000, depending on experience.

To view a job description, visit our website

Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.

Position will remain open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.
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Events


November 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 11am-12pm

Using QuickBooks to Manager Your Farm Business
Webinar
extension.psu.edu/events

November 9–13
IOIA Basic Training

Johnston, Iowa
Ioia.net
406-436-2031
 
November 13 &14
Forest Botanicals:
Working Together to Build a New Supply Chain
Front Royal, VA- 13th
Abingdon, VA- 14th
Unitedplantsavers.org
740-742-3455

November 18
Organic Valley Pasture Rule Meeting

Mifflintown, PA

December 3 & 4
Organic Vegetable Production Intensive

Nurture Nature Center
Easton, PA
610-391-9840
 


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


Classifieds

PCO Certified Organic Produce For Sale:
Several 1,000 lb. bins of red beets at $1.00/lb.
Several 1,000 lb. bins of russet and yukon gold potatoes at $0.75/lb. 
Twelve 750 lb. bins of butternut squash at $500/bin
Twelve 750 lb. bins of gray kabocha squash at $500/bin
Looking for buyers to purchase certified organic product beginning Summer of 2016
Contact John S. Zook at 23 Zehners Rohrsburg Rd., Orangeville, PA 17859 - no phone.

Extension Educator Opening
The College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking an individual to specialize in sustainable and organic vegetable and berry production training as part of the Penn State Extension Horticulture Team.  He or she will work with commercial growers, organic growers and beginning growers.  This individual will work as part of the State-wide Horticulture Team serving growers in Northampton, Lehigh Counties and collaborating with colleagues to serve Southeastern PA.  Visit https://psu.jobs/job/59952 for details and to apply.
 

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

 


Member News

A Warm Welcome to Our October New Members

Business
Renaissance Nutrition
 
Newly Certified
Duane Burkholder
Danny C. Byler
Nicholas Hackenberg
John R. Hershberger
Kevin Hoffner
James R. Hoover
Alvin Horning Sr.
George Knarich
John D. Mast
Linda Stewart Moist
Nathan Nissley
David B. Peachey
Jerry S. Zimmerman
Johhny Zook
Conowingo Farms
 
Transitioning
Daniel Costley
Diana DeVito
Brandon Tracy
Ammon Zimmerman
 

 
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