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For Sale

20 TON GRAIN TANK WITH AUGER
Like New.  $5000
Terry (540)270-8355
R'cd 10/14

Crops
PCO CERTIFIED WRAPPED 3rd CUTTING BALEAGE & 1st CUTTING DRY GRASS HAY
Priced to market. Delivery possible. Contact Solomon at Berkshire Creamery (484) 266-9424 (cell) or email farmstead76@yahoo.com Berks County
R'cd 10/26/11

CERTIFIED ORGANIC HAY
4x5 round bales 800 lbs,  1st cutting mixed grass  $40/bale delivery possible.  Westmoreland Co.
Call Joe Hribal 724-757-4424 or thribal@zoominternet.net
R'cd 9/12/11

ORGANIC HAY ROUND BALES
OUT OF THE FIELD, certified organic hay, round bales, $35 ea/$117/ton, READY NOW, great quality, tested, assist with loading. SW PA. www.pleasantvalleyorganicfarm.com, 740 424 0446, srce5@aol.com.
R'cd 9/11

DRY HAY, BALEAGE AND BEDDING HAY
PCO Certified Organic.  4x4 net wrapped round bales.  Priced based on feed value. Delivery available from Liberty, PA.  Contact Dave Johnson at 570-324-2285.
R'cd 9/11

HAY
PCO Certified, 4x4 round bales, stored inside, first cutting, mixed grasses with lots of red clover, tested. $140 ton or $40/bale. Pleasant Valley Organic Farm, Amity, PA 15311 (Washington County). Contact srce5@aol.com or Lynn at 740 424 0446. Will help with loading or delivery.
R'cd 9/11

HAY
PCO Certified
4x4 wet mixed round bales made June1-30 $35 per bale,
Dry 4x4 mixed net wrapped $30 per bale. Contact Jim Hepp 570-746-1651, Bradford County
R'cd 7/27/11

DRY FEED HAY AND BALEAGE
PCO Certified Organic Contact John Painter: 814-367-5238. Tioga County, PA.
R'cd 7/11

Equipment
TWO LARGE EGG MOBILES
12 x 24 with solar lights, feeders, water tanks and bins, egg gathering belts.  With 500-600 chickens laying very well. Can email pictures. Roman Stoltzfoos 717-278-1070.
R'cd 7/11

HUMIFIED COMPOST
$130/ton available in totes or bulk.
Dan Landis at Landisdale Farms. Delivery Available.
717-304-9386 or LandisdaleFarm@gmail.com
R'cd 7/27/11

Livestock
BEEF CATTLE: Beautiful Herd of Devon Cross Cattle For Sale
 
This is an excellent opportunity to get started with a beautiful herd of 100% grass-fed cattle, with quality genetics too. We are looking to sell to someone who appreciates our cattle raising values: low stress handling, on farm slaughter, raised for 24+months. Every animal has a name, used lovingly their whole life.  The herd has been grazed rotationally on quality, managed pasture following organic practices (not certified). Exceptional flavor and meat quality, good form for pasture-raising. The beef receives high compliments from our customers. References available upon request.
 
The herd consists of a mix of breeds crossed to our 3/4 Rotakawa Red Devon bull. There are 11 cows, 6 bulls (12 -30 months old), 5 steers (15-24 months old), 1 yearling heifer, and 11 calves (10 heifers, 1 bull, 3-10 months old) Willing to sell as a herd or individually.
 DevonsForSale@gmail.com  or (908)-459-4474.

DAIRY COWS: 100% Grass-fed Dairy Cows For Sale
 
We have seven beautiful diary cows and one bred heifer for sale. Three Jerseys (9, 6, and 5 years old), a Guernsey (5 y.o.), a Guernsey x Ayreshire (7 y.o.) and two Guernsey x Randall Linebacks (4 y.o.) as well as a Guernsey x Red Devon heifer (17 months). All animals have been bred to our Rotokawa Red Devon bull due to calve April and May. Good to fair milkers on an organic (not certified) 100% forage based diet. All would make good family cows, though some would need an experienced milker. Looking for a caring home with lots of individual attention.
DevonsForSale@gmail.com  or (908)-459-4474.
Rc'd 11/1/11

Wanted

CLEAN CORN FODDER
Contact Neil Good at 717-445-7843
Lancaster County preferred
R'cd 10/13

CORN SILAGE
Contact Samuel Esh at 717-687-6565, Lancaster County preferred.
R'cd 10/5/11

REGIONAL ORGANIC HARD WINTER WHEAT
We are working with a local bakery and would like to try out some more locally grown baking wheat. Contact: t.lyle@frankferd.com or call 724-352-9500
R'cd 9/12/11

DRY STRAW or CORN FODDER
(small square bales preferred, but any accepted). Contact: Alvin King 717-464-5345 (Willow Street, PA)
R'cd 9/8/11

CORN SILAGE
Contact Sam Stoltzfus at 814-749-0137.
R'cd 8/31/11

ORGANIC FARM AND PASTURE LAND
Will take very good care of your piece of ground and build carbon with livestock grazing. Call Roman Stoltzfoos 717-278-1070.
R'cd 7/11

ORGANIC RAW MILK
ACF Organics, LLC, d/b/a/ Amish Country Farms located in Totowa, NJ is looking to procure certified organic raw milk from farmers in Pennsylvania. Ken Tensen: 800-990-3447 ext. 202.

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Pennsylvania Certified Organic
106 School Street, Suite 201
Spring Mills, PA 16875
 814-422-0251 - Fax 814-422-0255
pco@paorganic.org
 
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Announcementsrooster 2

Funding Opportunity- Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program


Northeast Center for Risk Management Education
2012 Request for Applications (RFA) Announcement

The Northeast Center for Risk Management Education, located at the University of Delaware, announces a funding opportunity for educational projects designed to help agricultural producers improve their economic viability through targeted risk management strategies.  Grant awards will fund 12-month projects conducted between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.  The Pre-Proposal closing date is Thursday, December 8, 2011.

Eligibility:  Applications are sought from qualified public and private groups, organizations, and institutions with a demonstrated capacity to develop and manage educational projects that create risk management results for agricultural producers and their families.  All organizations serving agricultural producers, especially those working with the special emphasis audiences identified on page 1 of the RFA, are strongly encouraged to apply. The Northeast Center serves the region which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Application Process:  The application process consists of two stages, which are each conducted online.  The first is a brief Pre-Proposal, followed by a more detailed Full Proposal for those applicants invited to proceed to the second stage.

For more information and to view the complete Request for Applications, please see the Northeast Center’s website (www.necrme.org), under Competitive Grants, Available Funding.  Questions or comments regarding the RFA may be directed to Laurie Wolinski (lgw@udel.edu, 302-831-2538) or Susan Olson (sbolson@udel.edu, 302-831-6540).

PCO Welcomes the Following New PCO Members!
Raymond Balcerzak, Joshua Bennicoff, Jerry Fields, Stephen Lantz, Paul LaRiviere, Paul Lauer, Brian Madigan, Deb Shoval, & Enos Wengerd


Education Briefs
Friday Webinar: Healthy Soils for a Healthy Organic Dairy Farm

grassfedcowsOn Friday, join the eOrganic dairy team for a live broadcast of a presentation by Heather Darby of the University of Vermont, and Cindy Daley of the University of California-Chico from the NOFA-NY Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference in Syracuse, New York, entitled Healthy Soils for a Healthy Organic Dairy Farm. The presenters will discuss how to build and maintain healthy soils and soil testing for nutrients and overall health. They will share recent on-farm research results that show the changes in forage quality and milk production on amended and non-amended organic pastures. The free broadcast will take place on November 4, 2011 at 1:15 PM Eastern Time (12:15 PM Central, 11:15 AM Mountain, 10:15 AM Pacific Time). Advance registration is not required for this webinar; however, space is limited. To participate, at the presentation start time, sign on at https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2009421&password=M.E8A9F1600126C89E7D80393B1EE2B4.


Opportunities

Investors, Equity Partnerships and/or Strategic Business Relationships
Established Eastern Pennsylvania Natural and Organic Foods Processor seeking investors, equity partnerships, and/or strategic business relationships in order to take advantage of rapidly expanding sales opportunities and growth potential. All situations and proposals considered. Contact Ben by email farmstead76@yahoo.com for a business information sheet.
R'cd 11/1/11

23 Acre Farm for long term Lease or Sale
Located outside Aiken, S. Carolina in Williston, SC.  This is an opportunity to lease or own a farm to extend your growing season, be able to grow some other types of products or move your entire operation.  This property is located in flat, sandy, quiet countryside of western S. Carolina.  Warm in the wintertime! Property has cleared areas and planted pines.  Currently no residence, but a mobile home or cabin could be set immediately as there are wells, septic, and electricity available.   There a few small usable storage and livestock keeping structures. The property has never had any types of chemical treatments lending itself to quick organic recognition.  There is a small well fed pond which could be utilized in a number of ways.  Location is close to good markets (some include Aiken, SC, Columbia, SC, Augusta, GA, Charleston, SC) and East coast truck routes.  Suggested types of crops are asparagus, strawberries, peanuts, cotton. Hunting and fishing nearby for those so inclined. Other small parcels close by may be available as well. For further details call Deb Cohen 410-472-9158 or 443-739-9158.
R'cd 10/12/11

Internship Opportunity
The Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) Internship position would assist in all duties associated with office management and organic certification as directed by the Administrative Team and Certification Team.  Applicants should have organizational, communication, writing and computer skills, as well as strong abilities in a team environment.  Responsibilities include handling correspondence, phone, and email communication, providing information to prospective and current clients, assisting with office management duties, participating in the preparation of events and exhibit booths and supporting the certification team with filing, mailings, and processing paperwork. This is a three-month paid part-time position at our Spring Mills, PA office.
 
Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Direct inquiries and applications to: Kathryn Tokarz, Administrative Assistant, at the following email address: kathryn@paorganic.org.

Events


November 4, 2011
Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference
Crown Plaza Hotel, Syracuse, NY

Join NOFA-NY for their first Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference. Workshop topics include: grazing dairy cows, diversifying your dairy farm, soil and weed control in field crops, nutrient density in grain crops, food grade grains, seed cleaning and milk quality. For more information, contact Bethany Wallis, Phone: 585-271-1979 ext 513, Email: dairyconference@nofany.org.
 
November 5, 2011 from noon-5pm
The World's Greatest Farmer Showdown
The Longview Center for Agriculture
Collegeville, PA


FARM TEAMS COMPETE IN :Chicken Catching ! Wheel Barrow Obstacle Race ! Pumpkin Shot Put ! Hay Bale Races ! Reverse Trailer Race ! Tug of War Best Farmer Costume ! Farmer Tan Competition ! Harvesting Competition ! Eating Contests ! and MORE !
FOR KIDS: Fall Kids Crafts throughout the day ! Kids Showdown! Prizes awarded!
FOR EVERYONE: Three Legged races ! Potato Sack Races ! Amateur Farming Competitions ! Farmer-Led Harvesting Competition ! Farmer Tan Competition ! Apple Cider Pressing
***For more information about the event, to register your farm team and for directions to The Longview Center for Agriculture, please visit:
http://greenerpartners.org/events/?id=192&yrmo=2011-11

November 6-8
PAWAgN’s 2011 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Tell Your Story
Penn Stater Conference Center
State College, PA
The 2011 conference includes two full days of farm tours, intensive learning circles, exciting workshops, timely panel discussions, inspiring networking opportunities, and an abundance of fine dining! Be sure to check out the PCO booth and talk to PCO Certification Staff, Heather Donald and Heather Hunt. http://2011wisa.aers.psu.edu For additional information, contact:Conference Coordinator Ann Stone at ams39@psu.eduor +1 814 863 4489.
 
Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19 and Jan. 9
Farm Risk Managment Course
Annie's Project

6pm - 9pm, Dec. 5th class 3pm-9pm
6 locations: Penn State Extension offices in Lancaster, Mercer and Allegheny counties and AgChoice Farm Credit offices in Chambersburg, Lewisburg and Yeagertown

 Topics include financial statements, recordkeeping, farm business planning, marketing plans, estate planning, exploring alternative enterprises, insurance and more.Cost of the workshop is $75 per person. To register, visit the Web at http://agsci.psu.edu/annies-project or call toll-free (877) 489-1398. Participants who complete the program will qualify for six SmartStart credits through AgChoice Farm Credit, a program sponsor. For more information, visit http://extension.psu.edu/farm-business/education/annies-project online or call Penn State Extension at (717) 270-4391.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011
1 - 5:30 pm
Transitions to Organic Agriculture Workshop
The Longview Center - Collegeville
Free and Open to the Public

Hosted by SEPA RC&D Council with Ian Phelps, Conservation Outreach Specialist and  National Resource Conservation Services field representatives, in conjunction with Longview Center for Agriculture.

Join Ian Phelps and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff on topics related to transitioning your small farm into an organic farm.  Workshop includes organic methodologies, organic transition plans, and organic system plan development. Also included are topics related to conservation resources including technical and financial assistance through NRCS.  Longview Center for Agriculture's organic field operations will be featured in topics for implementation of NRCS organic farming practices. Light refreshments and Q & A sessions to follow.

Local small farms and farmers encouraged to attend!
Address:
3215 Stump Hall Road
Collegeville, PA
19426

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December 8
Organic Vegetable Production Intensive
Fowler Center
Bethlehem, PA
For experienced organic vegetable producers: This one-day intensive is designed to facilitate grower discussion on key management practices and bring in the latest research findings on organic production in the Northeast. This year grower defined topics include Crop Rotation for Insect Management, Measuring Elusive Soil Nitrogen, and a Soil Health Intensive II. Intensive Organic Farms in their 7th-10th years of production can start to have problems with soil borne diseases, insects and overall tired soil. Jean Paul Cortens, Roxbury Farm and Drew Norman, One Straw Farm will talk about how they manage their Rotations to Meet a Farm Specific Goals and lead a discussion among growers so that you can learn from one another. Last year’s Soil Heath hands on demonstrations explained many of the whys behind what we do as organic producers. This year we will look at additional components of soil: Soil Insects, Active Organic Matter – the food for soil life, and more.
 

Registration

Registration required. To register download the registration form here. The fee is $30 to attend. This includes lunch and a book. $15 for each additional farm partner covers lunch. This program is supported by SARE - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

For more events, check out the PCO website Event Calendar



 
 
 
 
 

 
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