News:

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


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

OCIA MN #1 Annual meeting will take place in conjunction with the MN Organic Conference in St. Cloud on Thursday, Jan 9th , 2020 @ 7 pm at the Courtyard by Marriott, St. Cloud with registration open at 6:30 pm.

This year we are changing up our meeting time and structure so conference attendees can enjoy the reception at the convention center. We will serve Hors D’Oeuvres, lemonade, coffee and a cash bar will be available. We hope you can make it!


Congratulations!

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

2019 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 2019 - $40 for OCIA MN #1
*Corporate Membership cost is $150



Thank you to our Corporate Members for 2019:

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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