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

Annual Meeting Agenda

2023 OCIA International Board of Directors

Chris Jaworski, President, USA
Terry Sheehan, Vice President, CAN
Carolyn Lane, Secretary, USA
Randy Mosel, Treasurer, USA
Jack Geiger, Chair, USA
Scott Ausborn, USA
Christian Evans, USA
ED-Amanda Brewster

2023 OCIA International Committees

Internal Review Committee
Kevin Koester, Chair
Jake Geiger
Jeff Kienast
Scott Shriver
Larry Stanislav
Bryce Stephens
Cindy Elder, Administrative Liaison

Internal Organizational Committee
Randy Mosel, Chair
Jack Geiger
Dale Maass
Denise Olson
Terry Sheehan
Christian Evans

Elections Committee
Lorri Ann Hartel
Jeff Kienast
Dale Maass
Amanda Brewster, Administrative Liaison

Nominations Committee
Jake Johannes
Randy Mosel

External Advocacy Committee
Terry Sheehan, Chair
Demetria Hill
Lorri Ann Hartel
Walter Horodyski
Amy Krasne
Marg Laberge
Rebeca Talmadge, Advisor
Emily Fowell
Rick Schuehardt
Carolyn Lane, EO

2023 OCIA Research and Education Board of Directors
Marg Laberge, Chair, CAN
Jerry Driscoll, Treasurer, USA
Michelle Carkner, Secretary, CAN
Peter Sexton, American Researcher, USA
Aastha Gautam, USA

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

*Membership cost for 2023 - $40 for OCIA MN #1
*Corporate Membership cost is $150

Thank you to our Corporate Members for 2023:

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

Cashton Farm Supply: 300 Hwy 27, Cashton, WI 54619
Telephone Number: 608-654-5123

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunrise Foods International: 2162 Airport Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 6M6
Telephone Number: 402-922-1239

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

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

*NEW MEMBERS: please fill out the 2023 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 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.

*Organic farmers can receive up to 8 FREE NO SPRAY SIGNS from the MN Dept of Agriculture.Do Not Spray Sign order forms.


Chapter board members Denise Olson and Don DeWeerd MN organic conference sponsors
Long time member Marty Palmershine and Chapter Admin Lorri Ann Overlooking the Mississippi in Saint Cloud at the MN Organic Conference
Members at the annual board meeting Field Pic | OFIE Carolyn in the Field