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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (#NP2) 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
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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, email@example.com
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.
October 4, 11, 18, & 25
Exploring the Small Farm Dream
Penn State Extension
$90 registration fee-includes workbook, snacks, reference materials and one-on-one discussion session with course facilitators
Join Penn State extension for a four session course that aims to help those thinking about small scale commercial farming, learn what it will take to start and manage a farm business, and decide whether that is something they really want to pursue. For more information, please contact Dennis Dozier at 215-471-2200 x 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Building Healthy Soils with Pastured Livestock & Organic Livestock Processing in the North Country
Sugar Hill Farm
St. Lawrence County, NY
Renee and Roy of Sugar Hill Farm will cover bale grazing, targeted foliar feeding, bringing in nutrients from off-farm, and a variety of other methods that they have used to build their soils over the past 8 years as well as efforts that they are spearheading to bring organic livestock processing facilities to the North Country. Please register for this event by visiting the http://www.nofany.org or by calling Katie at (585)271-1979 ext 512.
PASA Field Day
Innovative Farmers: Finding Creative Solutions to Common Problems
Dover, York County
$15 PASA members, $25 all others; lunch is included.
Join PASA, Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) and Sunnyside Farm for a day that will inspire you to get creative on the farm.To register visit, www.pasafarming.org or call 814-349-9856.
For more events, check out the PCO website Event Calendar