News:

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

Congratulations!

Darin Dorn from Vining, MN on his board election and thank you to Richard Priebe for serving these past years.


Congratulations to OCIA for being mentioned as “exemplary” on the Cornucopia website. Check out total listing of certifiers & score at: Certifiers Page

2020 OCIA International Board of Directors

Terry Sheehan, President, Canada
Jack Geiger, First Vice-President, USA
Brandon Hill, Secretary, USA
Don DeWeerd, Chair, USA
Guy Laberge, Treasurer, CAN
Randy Mosel, USA
Amy Krasne, USA

Internal Review Committee: Amy Krasne, Chair Terry Sheehan, Jake Geiger, Kevin Koester, Bart Hall

Elections Committee: Elliott Driscoll, Lorri Ann Hartel, Dale Maass

Nominations Committee: Jack Geiger

Impartiality Committee: Amanda Brewster, Chair Bryce Stephens, Marie Burcham, Christian Evans, Susan Linkletter

Internal Organizational Committee: Demetria Stephens, Chair Jacob Johannes, Wes Baker, Joel Koskan, Nathan Cook, Maurice Girouard, Jerry Vos

External Advocacy Committee: Rebecca Talmadge, Chair Dale Maass, Jack Geiger, Sharon Brandt, David Heiens Elliott Driscoll, Don DeWeerd, Jackie Keller, Rob Koskan

OCIA MN #1 ANNUAL MEETING-The annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the MN Organic Conference in 2020.

*Membership cost for 2020 - $40 for OCIA MN #1
*Corporate Membership cost is $150



Thank you to our Corporate Members for 2020:

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

Blue River Hybrids 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

Foundation Organic Seeds LLC: 634 13th Ave N, Onalaska, WI 54650
Telephone Number: 800-495-6647
smohr5@charter.net

F.W. Cobs Company Inc: PO Box 30, Saint Albany, 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

Richland IFC Inc: 100 North 10th Street, Breckenridge, MN 56520
Telephone Number: 218-643-1797
matt@richlandifc.com

SunOpta: 4111 30th Ave S, Moorhead, Hope, MN 56560
Telephone; 877-287-5510 ( 800-342-6976)
www.sunopta.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 2019: James Granse, Tom Wozniak, Katja Hernandez, Dale Krystosek, Eli Beach, Justine Dobson, Frank Dehnem, Jeremy Dobson

*NEW MEMBERS: please fill out the 2019 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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