News:

OCIA Headquarters Information:
Address: 1340 N Cotner Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68505
Telephone: 402-477-2323
Fax: 402-477-4325

Annual Meeting Agenda

March 27, 2021 - 10 A.M. Vining, MN

Annual Meeting Overview

2021 OCIA International Board of Directors

Terry Sheehan, President, CAN
Jack Geiger, First Vice-President, USA
Brandon Hill, Secretary, USA
Don DeWeerd, Chair, USA
Randy Mosel, Treasurer, USA
Leslie Dul, CAN
Chris Jaworski, USA
ED – Amanda Brewster


2021 OCIA International Committees

Internal Review Committee
Kevin Koester, Chair
Larry Stanislav
Scott Shriver
Jake Geiger
Jeff Kienast
Bryce Stephens
Daryl Hinderman
Cindy Elder, Administrative Liaison
Elections Committee
Elliott Driscoll
Lorri Ann Hartel
Dale Maass
Amanda Brewster, Administrative Liaison

Nominations Committee
Brandon Hill, Chair
Guy Laberge
Brent Johnson

Impartiality Committee
Amanda Brewster, Chair
Marie Burcham
Christian Evans
Jack Geiger, EO

Internal Organizational Committee
Guy Laberge, Chair
Denise Olson
Nathan Cook
Dale Maass
Randy Mosel
Terry Sheehan, EO
Jack Geiger, EO

External Advocacy Committee
Demetria Stephens, Chair
Marg Laberge
Sara Fehringer
Caleb Mosel
Amy Krasne
Jon Lubke
Jackie Keller
Walter Horodyski
Lorri Ann Hartel
Leslie Dul, EO
Terry Sheehan, EO
Dale Maass, Advisor
Rebecca Talmadge, Advisor


If you would like to be involved in an OCIA International committee, please contact us.


*Membership cost for 2021 - $40 for OCIA MN #1
*Corporate Membership cost is $150



Thank you to our Corporate Members for 2021:

Albert Lea Seedhouse: 1414 W Main, PO Box 127, Albert Lea, MN 56007
Telephone Number: 507-373-3161
www.alseed.com

Blue River Organic Seed 22326 230th Street, Ames, IA 50014
Telephone number: 800-370-7979
www.blueriverorgseed.com

Cashton Farm Supply: 300 Hwy 27, Cashton, WI 54619
Telephone Number: 608-654-5123
organic@cfspecial.com

Crop Revenue Management: 601 Soo Lane, Suite 102, Buffalo, MN 55313
Telephone Number: 866-304-2767
www.CropRevenueManagement.com

Everbest Organics, Inc: 4161 Arthur Dr., Fargo, ND 58104
Telephone Number: 701-809-8234
136 E Munger Rd., Munger. MI 48747
Telephone Number: 989-659-2599www.everbestorganics.com

F.W. Cobs Company Inc: PO Box 30, Saint Albans, VT 05481
Telephone Number: 888-531-4888
www.fwcobs.com

Grain Millers Inc: 10400 Viking Drive, Suite 301, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Telephone Number: 952-983-1289
www.grainmillers.com

J & J Corporation: 3260 40th Ave SE, Suite D, Fargo, ND 58104
Telephone Number: 701-235-0645
www.circleseeds.com

Mid-States Supply: PO Box 70, Sartell, MN 56377
Telephone Number: 877-464-3782

Minnesota Farmers Union: 305 Roselawn Ave E, St. Paul, MN 55117
Telephone Number: 651-639-1223
bruce@mfu.org

Natures Organic Grist: 8350 Oregon Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Telephone: 763-377-2461
www.naturesorganicgrist.com

Pipline Foods: 1250 E Moore Lake Drive, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55432
Telephone Number: 763-999-7556
www.Pipelinefoods.com

Sustainable Farmers Association of MN: PO Box 192, Princeton, MN 55371
Telephone Number: 763-260-0209
Connect with SFA at www.sfa-mn.org

Sunrise Foods International: 2162 Airport Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 6M6
Telephone Number: 402-922-1239
bgutzmann@sunrisefoods.ca

Welter Seed and Honey Company: 17724 Highway 136, Onslow, IA 52321
Telephone Number: 800-470-3325
www.welterseed.com

Download JAS Standards from OCIA Web Site:
Any one wanting JAS certification from OCIA can download the JAS organic standards from the OCIA web site by clicking on the link "Forms & Document" on the homepage. Type the keyword "Standards" to get the documents.

OCIA Forms and Documents

Inspector’s hired for 2021: James Granse, Tom Wozniak, Katja Hernandez, Dale Krystosek, Eli Beach, Justine Dobson, Frank Dehnem, Jeremy Dobson

*NEW MEMBERS: please fill out the 2021 membership form and mail in with your $40.00 fee. A complete packet will be mailed to you once this is received.

Organic Transition Cost Share Program application forms, a set of Frequently Asked Questions, and a list of approved certifying agencies that offer transition verification are available atwww.mda.state.mn.us/organic or by calling 651-201-6012.

*Please contact the chapter or International office if you are in need of a No Spray sign -- Cost is $10.00 each.





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