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OCIA Ohio Chapter #2 Farm Tour on Aug. 16th
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Be sure to join Ohio #2 chapter members during their tour of Beaver Organic Farm on Saturday, August 16th.  Mark Beaver will host this tour of his organic grain operation.  A time to socialize with other organic farmers begins at 10:30am.  Lunch will be served at 11:30am.  A brief chapter meeting will occur at 12:30pm, with the farm tour following at 1:00pm.  Beaver Organic Farm is located at 4562 Gooding Road in Marion, Ohio.  Please RSVP to Mark Beaver at 740-341-7745 so that lunch arrangements can be made.   
OCIA NE Chapter #1 Members Host Farm Tours on Aug. 16th
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Be sure to join two, on-farm tours on August 16, hosted by OCIA Nebraska #1 chapter members.  A tour of Larry Stanislav's organic farm, two miles north of Abie, NE will begin at 1:30pm.  Larry will discuss his diverse cropping system of spring wheat, corn, soybean and cover crops.  Larry will also talk about his experiences using a roller crimper and flamer to reduce tillage and manage weeds.  A tour of Randy Fendrich's farm will begin at 3:30pm.  Randy will discuss crop rotation using a roller crimper and a 12-row flamer/cultivator that he built himself for weed control.  At 4:30pm, Randy Anderson, USDA-ARS research agronomist at the North Central Ag Research Laboratory will provide results on converting red clover fields to cropland without tillage.  After the tours, a free dinner provided by the Fendrich Family will be served at 5pm.  Please call Wendy at 402-584-3837 to RSVP or for more information or directions. 
OCIA Chapter #1 of Iowa Field Day on Aug. 16th
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OCIA Chapter 1 of Iowa is hosting a field day at the Blue River Hybrids Plant.  Plots of organic corn and soybeans will be available for viewing.  A guided tour of an organic corn seed processing facility is planned.  Also, hear from people with CRD (Corn research & Development).  Bring a notepad and your questions.

Directions:  Take Hwy 30 in Ames to Duff Ave. exit.  This is also Hwy 69.  Go south on Hwy 69 to 265th St. Turn west and go 1/2 mile and then turn south on Timber Rd.  The plant is 1/2 mile south on your right.  For more questions, please contact Wilma Miles at 712-367-2442 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  See you there and bring a friend!
Donate to OCIA R&E on June 29th, 2014
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Please donate to OCIA Research and Education on June 29th, 2014 to help support our mission of supporting organic research and educating producers and communities regarding organic farming and foods.  The Lincoln Community Foundation has also raised matching funds to help all donations made to Lincoln non-profits on June 29th, go even farther!  Click on http://givetolincoln.razoo.com/giving_events/g2l14/home for more information.
Neal Kinsey seminar in Aberdeen SD
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Neal Kinsey 3-day seminar scheduled for January 27-29, 2015 at Aberdeen Ramkota

Neal KinseyOCIA SD Chapter # 1 has engaged soil consultant Neal Kinsey for a soils workshop to be held January 27, 28, and 29 at the Ramkota Hotel in Aberdeen SD. This is the same location as the Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society Winter Conference, which will be held in January next year.
OCIA SD Chapter #1 is putting on this special event firstly as a service to our members; secondly as a service to the organic/sustainable community in general; and lastly as a way to introduce sustainable soil balancing to interested members of the public. Registration forms will be sent out later this year. Registration will include a noon lunch and supper meal, plus breaks, for all three days. Motel rooms and breakfasts are not included. Attendees outside of our Chapter are projected to be charged $200 to $250 per person for the entire event including meals. (The meals alone are worth $100 per person.) We will be working with NPSAS staff to promote this event to their members also.

Stay tuned for updates and registration forms. 

Check out Kinsey’s website at www.kinseyag.com or order his book “Hands-On Agronomy” at Amazon.com or the ACRES USA website. Our long-time members may recall that Neal Kinsey had a soils seminar at Brookings SD in 1998.


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