Emarketplace: Rodale Field Day July 19
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July 17, 2013
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Rodale Institute Annual Field Day 2013
July 19 8:30am-3:30pm, Rodale Institute 611 Siegfriedale Rd Kutztown PA
 
This one-day event will feature dozens of research and demonstration projects focused on modern organic agricultural practices.  Rodale-Institute-logoParticipants will learn about soil-building practices, weed management and compost experiments conducted by Rodale Institute Chief Scientist Dr. Elaine Ingham and her team of researchers.  Partners from USDA-ARS will join Rodale Institute staff to present the latest research results from projects on weed management, compost, AM fungi inoculum, organic controls for brown marmorated stink bugs and our Farming Systems Trial®.
 
Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute Farm Director, will conduct a tour of the pastured dairy project, a partnership between Rodale Institute and our neighbor James Burkholder.  Also featured will be small-scale heritage livestock and the apple orchards as well as our Agriculture Supported Communities, Tree as a Crop, Shumei Natural Agriculture and Water Purification Eco-Center projects.  Registration Fee: $25 (includes lunch and materials)
More information and registration: rodaleinstitute.org/visit/calendar-of-events or call 610-683-1481

NOP Fact Sheets Available Online

NOP has just published a Fact Sheet on Substances Used in Organic Production. It's a handy resource for understanding what materials are allowed and prohibited in organic production and processing. Click here to check out other fact sheets from NOP on a variety of topics. 

Joel Salatin to Appear at Free Spirit Family Farm Festival 
A one-day festival featuring homegrown food, activities, workshops and music
 
A workshop by Heinz Award-winner, author, farmer and holistic agriculture advocate Joel Salatin highlights the Free Spirit Family Farm FestivalAugust 10 at the Free Spirit Recreation Center 
and Campground in Landisburg, Perry County, PA.
 
A limited supply of tickets to the Joel Salatin VIP workshop and reception are available for $100 each. Contact John Harris at 717-221-1124 or email johnharrisgroup@gmail.com
 
 
Opportunities
 
Wanted Office Manager
Part-time position, (free coffee), Barbour's Creek, VA
Submit cover letter and resume to: Mattie at 
mattie@mattiesmountainmud.com

Herdsman Position
Grand View Dairy is taking applications for our herdsman position for the 2013 growing season. We run a 120 cow organic, grass based farm in southwest PA. Knowledge of grazing is a must. Housing is also provided. Call Steve for more details, 412-580-9692 or email manchesterfarms@hotmail.com
 
Turnkey Certified Organic Farm w/Well-Established Markets — Lawrence County, Plain Grove, PA
Retiring certified organic farmer offering a seventy-five acre certified organic farm in Western Pennsylvania, Plain Grove Township Lawrence County. Turnkey operation is available for beef or dairy. The dairy barn is modern with 36 comfort stalls tail-to-tail. Full line of equipment for grain and forage operation with modern grain bins all with aeration floors.
Twenty head of high quality angus brood cows with calves at side. An additional high quality eight to ten heifers of breeding age available. These animals are proficient on forage utilization since I have been a grass fed beef producer since 1980.
Remodeled three-bedroom ranch with great room. Full-size kitchen with new cabinets, countertops, refrigerator, range, dishwasher and floor. New bathroom. Laundry room with washer and dryer hook ups on the main floor. New thermopane windows and new oil furnace. Detached two-car garage with asphalt driveway.
Details available upon request.
Please inquire to:
Phone: 724-530-7220; Cell phone: 724-730-6488
R'cd 3/21/12

Events
 
Aug 2, 1pm-3:30pm
PCO/PA WAgN Organic Dairy Transition Field Day
Ben Stoltzfus Farm
Spring Mills PA

Through the project Mentoring and Supporting Dairy Farmers towards Successful Organic Transitions, funded by Horizon Organic, Organic Valley, and in partnership with PA Women in Ag Network, prospective organic farmers will learn the transition decision-making process and hone their skills in Organic System Plan development, dry matter intake calculations, organic pasture rule, monitoring systems, materials use, recordkeeping, and best management practices.  
Free event.  
Register at http://www.paorganic.org/organic-dairy-field-day-aug-2
For more information contact Lee Rinehart at 814-470-9734 or lee@paorganic.org

Aug 13, 10am-3pm
Managing Risk using a Planned Grazing Chart and Biological Monitoring for Practical Management Decision Making, with Troy Bishopp and Susan Beal
James Burkholder Farm
Kutztown, PA

$20 registration includes lunch
Participants will learn and implement a 12-month grazing season risk management plan based on a grazing chart and biological monitoring.  Participants will learn to create production, financial, environmental, and personal goals and strategies around grazing season benchmarks and will monitor and track dry matter production weekly for planning decisions to reduce off-farm feed inputs and reduce feed costs by utilizing pasture.  Participants will create scenarios and build in pasture recovery times for getting through weather events and plan back in time from projected and/or estimated major events.
For registration information visit the field day website or contact Lee Rinehart at lee@paorganic.org or 814-470-9734.

August 13-15
Ag Progress Days
Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs
Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition. Sponsored by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. For more information, visit: http://agsci.psu.edu/apd or contact Bob Oberheim: 814-865-2081 or agprogressdays@psu.edu. Visit the PCO Booth in the JD Harrington Building.

For more events, check out the PCO website Event Calendar pagewww.paorganic.org

 
2nd Annual FarmFest just 15 Days Away!
August 2-3, 2013 
Grange Fairgrounds 
Centre Hall, PA


Join thousands of regional farmers, backyard gardeners, and families FarmFest poster 2013-FINALcelebrating organic and sustainable living at the 2nd Annual Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest on August  2nd & 3rd at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall, PA.
 
Hosted by Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO), FarmFest offers a number of opportunities for businesses and organizations to connect with a broad and diverse audience in its Exhibit Hall, Organic Classroom, Handmade & Homegrown Market, Organic Kidspace and more.
 
FarmFest is a fun and free community-building event that fosters knowledge of organic agriculture and sustainable living through educational opportunities, local foods, lively entertainment, and interactive events.  

For more information, contact FarmFest Coordinator, Kathryn Tokarz, at Kathryn@paorganic.org or 814-422-0251.  To learn more about these opportunities, visit the FarmFest website: farmfest.paorganic.org.  

Sponsor Spotlight

Special thanks to Bell & Evans, FarmFest 2013 Title Sponsor!

Bell & Evans®, a PCO-certified organic processor, is a pioneer in the natural foods market. For four generations,  beginning in the 1890's, we have been logo_0providing the highest quality poultry to the upscale market. Our chickens are raised and processed in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, in our modern facility, using only the latest technology. 
 

 
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New Listings!

Kistlers Butcher Shop, processing organic dairy, beef, and swine
Certified organic, USDA inspected, and Animal Welfare Approved
Contact Dennis Kistler
3692 Shermans Valley Road
Loysville, PA 17047
717-789-4367
717-275-6568 cell
r’cd 7/9/13

For Sale, PCO Certified Rye, Oats, Wheat and Straw
Contact Dan DeTurk at 610-972-2864, Berks County
R'cd 7/9/13

For Sale: Approx. 25-30 round bales of PCO-certified 2012 1st cutting mixed grass hay; made mature, no rain, stored inside.  Bales weigh ~370#.  $150/ton or $30/bale.  We can load, you haul.  Rebersburg, Centre Co.  Call 814-777-3341.
R'cd 6/19/13
 
For Sale: 203 McCormick International Combine 10ft grain head, 4 cylinder gas engine, 53 bushel grain tank capacity. Built in the early '60s. Operator's manual is with it. Always kept in a shed when not in use. MUST SELL. $2500 obo. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.
-Thaddeus McQuaide. SW PA, Westmoreland co. Phone: 724-496-5509 Email: temcquaide@gmail.com
R'cd 5/28/13
 
For Sale
 
Crops

 
PCO Shelled Corn, First Cutting Mixed Hay and Straw
Call Joel Steigman at  717-362-9850. Call for pricing. Dauphin County.
R'cd 4/15/13
 
First cutting wrapped hay
Grass and alfalfa, oat straw and oats
Contact: Jonathan Wise
Home: 717-789-2043
Cell: 717-471-2488
Loysville, PA
R'cd 4/15/13
 
For Sale- Certified Organic Hay
Are you planning for your 2013 forage needs?  Marz Farm is taking orders.  This year ourfarm is offering small square bale hay: $3.50 per bale or $175 ton (15% moisture), largesquare bales (3' x 3' x 7') at $175 ton (15% moisture), dry round bales: 1000lbs @ $35 and650lbs @ $25, and wrapped bales: 1200lbs @ $55.  All square bale hay is stored in doors. Forage tests will be available. We ship throughout the country and have multiple delivery quantities available or pickup at the farm. Free samples will be available.  Located in NY Southern Tier between Binghamton and Ithaca , Tioga County . Contact Tony Marzolino :607-657-8534 farm, 315-378-5180 cell, or tmarzolino@yahoo.com
R'cd 4/1/13
 
For Sale- PCO Certified Organic Hay
Small square bales, Potter County. Call for price. Contact James: 570-439-7196
R'cd 4/1/13
 
For Sale- Organic Corn
Master's Choice high digestibility.  Booking 2013 Hay, 4x4 Baleage or Dry.  Take delivery at harvest for discounts.  Hauling available. 570-772-6095. Tioga County.
R'cd 3/22/13
 
For Sale- Good Dairy Hay
Contact John K. Fisher at  717-768-0009. 30A Hollander Road, Gordonville, PA 17529.
R'cd 3/19/13
 
For Sale- Certified Organic Barley new crop June ’13
Michael Moore Kent Co. MD, MDA Certifier
mrmoore@dukesmoore.com 410-708-7602
R'cd 3/19/13
 
For Sale: Organic Yukon Gold and Russet Potatoes
Contact Eli Peachy at 717-935-2878. Belleville, PA.
R'cd 3/12/13
 
Organic Corn/Soybeans
B&J Farm. Union Co. 570-412-1392
R'cd 3/11/13
 
Humified Compost
Available in totes or bulk.
Dan Landis at Landisdale Farms. Delivery Available.
717-304-9386 or LandisdaleFarm@gmail.com
R'cd 6/11/12
 
Equipment
 
For Sale- 8 Lilliston over the row gangs that mount on a 5X7 or 7X7 toolbar. Gangs are set up with discs, but can be easily converted to spiders if so desired. For pictures or more information please contact Steve Berlekamp at berlekampfarms@hotmail.comor call 419-680-5238.
R'cd 3/29/13
 
For Sale: 8x14' cooler trailer on wheels, 220volts,compressor motor-$1200 Ephrata, PA Call Dave: 717-201-7867
R'cd 3/5/13
 
For Sale: 30x96 (12' high) Gothic high tunnel, double inflatable plastic, all season tunnel, sidewall hights 4' three purlins- $4000 similar greenhouse: www.gothicarchgreenhouses.com (list price for new $10,600) Ephrata, PA Call Dave: 717-201-7867
Rc'd 3/5/13
 
4-row s-tine cultivator
White. $950. Contact Dan Landis, Lanisdale Farm 717-304-9386. LandisdaleFarm@gmail.com
R’cd 12/11/12
 
Cooler
22' by 24' by 16' high walk in cooler, new condenser and evaporator. The cooler is dismantled and ready to load. Asking $22,000.00  Contact Dan Landis, Landisdale Farm 717-304-9386. LandisdaleFarm@gmail.com
R'cd 6/11/12
 
Livestock
 
Organic feeder pigs for sale
Duroc/Yorkshire crosses
Certified by PCO
610-488-6471 or 610-488-7673
John Hartranft Berks County
R'cd 12/12/12
 
PCO Certified Organic, 12 open or short-bred heifers For Sale
Call Joe Hertzler for more information: 607-582-7316 (8-8:30am best time to call) Seneca County, NY
R'cd 12/10/12
 
Services Available
 
Certified Organic Slaughtering Facility
Rising Spring Meat Company
Spring Mills, PA: Centre County
814-422-8810
www.risingspringmeats.com
R'cd 10/4/12
 
For Hire - Agricultural trucking services by Jim Weiss Trucking.  Flatbed, lowboy and van trailer services.  Custom hauling or regular deliveries.  Equipment or any ag commodities.  Reasonable rates, great service, and always on time.  30+ years experience in the ag industry.  Call anytime 607-725-1760.
R'cd 8/27/12
 
Wanted
 
Wanted to buy: Tine Weeder- prefer Einbock. will consider others. Frank Reed
717-665-2442,  717-468-0243, reedfl@dejazzd.com
R'cd 3/12/13
 
Wanted:  Tine weeder, all makes considered, 10' or larger.  Washington County 724 350 5891  Randy Metz
R'cd 2/27/13
 
Wanted: 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.
 
To Advertise
If you would like to have an ad placed in the weekly E-Marketplace, please forward your information to: newsletter@paorganic.org.  Please include your name, phone, email, and county as it applies.  If you are offering organic products, please include your organic certifier.

All advertising is subject to PCO’s approval.  PCO reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertising for any reason at any time.  PCO neither investigates nor endorses the products or claims made by advertisers.  Buyers should request verification of organic certification by a USDA-accredited certification agent.

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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