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Crops
ROUND ORGANIC STRAW BALES, HIGH MOISTURE CORN, DRY FEED HAY, AND BALEAGE
PCO Certified Organic Contact John Painter: 814-367-5238. Tioga County, PA.
R'cd 11/8/11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Do You Know Someone Deserving of a PCO Annual Award? Now's Your Chance to Nominate!
Awards will be presented at PCO's 2012 Annual Meeting- to be held on Thursday, February 2nd at the Penn Stater Conference Center. To submit a nomination, please email kathryn@paorganic.org.

Award Descriptions:
Outstanding New Organic Farmer Presented to a newly certified member who shows dedication to Organic Farming, was attentive and gracious during the certification process, and who shows promise as a dedicated and involved member.
 
Sustainability Award Presented to a farmer or organization that makes a substantial effort towards furthering the sustainability of farms, families, communities, and the environment.  This may include efforts to further local foods movements, improve environmental sustainability or develop community outreach initiatives.
 
Outstanding Volunteer Given to a volunteer whose efforts have contributed to PCO as a whole or have specifically contributed to the support of our mission to ensure the integrity of organic products in the marketplace.
 
Inspector’s Choice Award Presented to a farmer or organization that demonstrates excellent management, keeps thorough records, and is pleasant to work with.  Inspectors may also want to applaud unique products or experiments that the nominee is involved in.
 
Outstanding Organic Producer Awarded to a farmer or group who is exceptionally committed to high quality organic production with a  special focus on promoting organic products and  supporting the integrity of organic goods in the market.
 
Going the Extra Acre Awarded to a farmer who gives their knowledge and expertise to help their fellow farmers and the organic community.  Great systems are built on collaboration, and these nominees should be cornerstones of the organic community.
 
Outstanding Research and Education Given to an outstanding organic educator or activist, this award gives voice to the contributions of researchers and community members who further the cause of organic farming.


Pollinator Habitat Opportunity
Community Partnerships RC&D will be establishing pollinator habitats this coming spring for the summer vegetable season in farms located within Perry, Mifflin, Juniata, Union and Snyder counties.  Community Partnerships RC&D is seeking organic vegetable or fruit growers who may want to incorporate pollinator habitats into their operation.   Interested farmers should contact Natural Resources Specialist Kevin Morgan at 717-248-4901 ext. 305.  Alternatively, emails/application requests can be sent to Melissa Piper Nelson at mpipernelson@cpartnerships.com.


Education Briefs
Profitability on Organic Dairy Farms: farmers can still decrease costs to remain competitive
 
In a November 13 report, Vermont Extension notes a decline in profitability in organic dairy since 2006, although net returns in 2010 are still positive.  According to the report, "costs continue to increase for repairs, feed, parts, and supplies, labor, fuel, and taxes, while milk prices have remained relatively flat."  What’s more is that most farmers are already reducing costs as much as they can.
 
Purchased grain and forages account for the majority of the costs for organic dairy producers.  Reliance on perennial pasture during the growing season, and stockpiling pasture for the dormant season, continues to be a major factor in helping farmers reduce costs.
 
To read the report online, check out
http://www.nodpa.com/production_economics_parsons_declining_profitability_111311.shtml

 

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


Events

November 18
PASA Field Day
Business Management for Farmers: Developing a Strong Plan for 2012
Chester County Economic Development Council
Exton, Chester County
$15 PASA members, $25 all others; lunch is included. Preregistration required.
Join PASA with Joe Stratton to evaluate, learn from and adjust next season's plan taking into account this year's challenges and successes. Save yourself time, money and energy by going into 2012 with a strong plan built to maximize profits. To register visit, www.pasafarming.org or call 814-349-9856.

December 3
PASA Field Day
Exploring Farm Land Leasing: A Workshop for Farmers & Landowners
Chester County Economic Development Center Offices
Exton, Chester County
$15 PASA members, $25 all others; lunch is included
In this workshop for landowners, land trusts, land managers and aspiring or expanding farmers, we will explore options for leasing land to produce food to feed our region through PASA’s Farm Leasing Program. To register visit, www.pasafarming.org or call 814-349-9856.


December 6-10
Acres U.S.A Conference and Pre-Conference
Hyatt Regency, Columbus, OH
Join leading authors, master consultants, successful farmers, and people who are on the cutting edge of progress in harmony with nature for a premier event focused on commercial-scale sustainable and organic agriculture. For more information, or to register call 1-800-355-5313 or visit: http://www.acresusa.com/events/events.htm


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.

December 8
PASA Field Day
Community Supported Agriculture 101: Incorporating a CSA into Your Operation
Clinton County Cooperative Extension Offices
Mill Hall, Clinton County
$15 PASA members, $25 all others; lunch is included
Join PASA for an introduction to planning and operating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program intoyour farm plan. CSA models are becoming a popular way for farmers to share the bounty and risks with their customers (shareholders), while bringing in thecapital they need at the beginning of the season when expenses are highest. To register visit, www.pasafarming.org or call 814-349-9856.


For more events, check out the PCO website Event Calendar


 
 
 
 
 

 
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