Dairy Farm Manager
Happy Hollow Dairy is seeking a qualified individual/couple to help us run our 170 cow, 400 acre enterprise. We grow a wide variety of forages and grains, Future Buy-In opportunity for the correct fit. Reply to email@example.com or call 717-436-9798 asking for David or Tina.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rodale Institute Organic Pioneer Awards
Kutztown, Berks County
Individual tickets $175, tables of ten $1,500
Rodale Institute is hosting an exclusive celebration to honor individuals who led the way in establishing the organic movement and commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the Farming Systems Trial, America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of conventional and organic agriculture. To register, visit, rodaleinstitute.org
or call 610-683-6009.
Organic Apple Festival
Kutztown, Berks County
C’mon down to the farm with the whole family to pick apples, visit Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen organic hot dog stand, enjoy tons of delicious treats, listen to good music and have a fun day on Rodale’s organic farm! Experts will be on hand to answer questions about growing fruit trees organically. To register, visit, rodaleinstitute.org
or call 610-683-6009.
Natural Products Expo East
When you register to attend
Natural Products Expo East, you join a vibrant community of natural, organic, and healthy products industry members. Find new products, education, and networking to take your business to the next level. For more information, click here
. Visit the PCO booth and talk with our staff!
PASA's 4th Annual BIKE FRESH, BIKE LOCAL
RIde through the beautiful rolling hills of Chester County
to support PASA’s work in SE Pennsylvania on behalf of family farms growing fresh fruit, vegetables, and humanely raised poultry, beef and pork. PCO has offered to sponsor our members to ride in the BIKE FRESH, BIKE LOCAL event. Fore more information, contact Leanne Lenz at email@example.com
Check out event coverage on Philly Homegrown...
Your choice of a 25, 50 or 75 mile bike route on some of the area's most beautiful roads (all routes begin and end at Victory Brewing Co. in Downingtown, PA)
Delicious local foods lunch and an award winning Victory draft beer (for riders 21 years of age and older)
Detailed cue sheets, SAG support, and friendly volunteer help
Well-stocked rest stops
A ride souvenir **
A great fun day supporting local food and farms
Monday, September 19, 2011 at 5 PM
**(Walk-in Registration is $45
and does not include a souvenir)
RIDERS - REGISTER NOW!
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Mother Earth News Fair
Sept. 24-25, 2011
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs, Pa. |
September 29 & 30
The Mother Earth News Fair is the greatest gathering of eclectic lifestyle living that could be put together in one place. It's electric with energy, enthusiasm and empowerment. Everybody should come!
Visit the PCO exhibit and speak with Penny Sandoval, PCO Certification Specialist!
-Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
Featured in Food, Inc. and
The Omnivore's Dilemma
For more information: http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/SevenSprings.aspx#ixzz1VyYEFSNJ
NODPA’s 11th Annual Field Days and Producer Meeting
Cooperstown Beaver Valley Cabins and Campsites, Milford, NY
Thursday, September 29th to 4:00 pm, Friday, September 30th
NODPA Field Days Title: Organic Dairy: What Does the Future Hold?
This two-day event will highlight the internal and external opportunities and challenges facing the future of organic dairy. We will feature the following panels, educational sessions, farm tours and speakers:
Keynote Speaker: Francis Thicke, organic dairy farmer, soil scientist and leader in the organic community.
· Panel Discussions
o Facts and Fiction: Demystifying Private Label Milk
o Natural Gas Exploration and its impact on Organic Certification
o Advocacy Groups in the Organic Dairy Marketplace: Why they are important and necessary
with Liana Hoodes, NOC, and dairy farmers and advocates Francis Thicke and Kevin Engelbert
Troy Bishopp, Grazing Specialist presents:Thinking Man’s Grazing: Learning how to plan your grazing for profit, production and success.
· Farm Tour:
Siobhan Griffin’s Raindance Farm:
o Tour of the dairy and cheese making operation
o Troy Bishopp’s Reading the Landscape workshop
To download NOPDA's Field Days Brochure
, click here >
online for the Field Days, click here >
To download a printable registration form
, click here >
To learn more about sponsorship
opportunities, click here >
Go to NODPA.com
for regular updates and registration information or email/call Nora Owens, Field Days Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
October 7 to October 9, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Life in the Soil: A three day workshop with Dr. Elaine Ingham
The class is structured in three modules that will build the foundational knowledge for future explorations of individual growing systems: vegetables, grains, orchards, landscape turf, etc. This class is appropriate for beginning practitioners. We recommend you register for the whole course for a complete learning experience. Organic lunch, snacks and refreshments are included in the course tuition.
REGISTER for the three-day course
REGISTER for two days
REGISTER for one day
For questions or to register by phone, call 601-683-6009.
For more events, check out the PCO website Event Calendar