12-30-16 Organic Workshops at OCIA Annual Meeting in Council Bluffs, IA on Feb 8th…


ocia-organic-crop-improvement-association-headerOrganic Workshops at OCIA Annual Meeting in Council Bluffs, IA on Feb 8th

ocia-facebook-logoLINCOLN, NE: Be sure to attend the 2017 OCIA Annual General Membership Meeting, February 8th at the Holiday Inn Council Bluffs at Ameristar. There is a great line up of workshop presenters that you won’t want to miss, along with a mini trade show!

Join author and organic farmer, Atina Diffley in considering your opportunities to educate and lead citizens for biodiversity. Learn more about Mary Wiedenhoeft and David Weisberger’s micro grant results from their project on organic small grains at Iowa State University. Meet Stevan Knezevic from the University of Nebraska Lincoln as he discusses flaming and the impact of Dicamba Drift on organic soybeans. Connect with Elliott Driscoll and Jack Geiger, OCIA certified organic farmers, who will discuss organic farming methods and techniques that have worked well on their farms. And discover what Maya ter Kuile-Miller, newest OCIA chapter administrator, has planned for her San Luis Valley chapter in Alamosa, Colorado.

The Holiday Inn Council Bluffs at Ameristar is located on the banks of the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa and is connected to the Ameristar Casino through an indoor breezeway. Just minutes from downtown Omaha, their complimentary shuttle will take you to numerous local attractions including the Henry Doorly Zoo, the Old Market, and the Omaha Eppley International Airport.

This day of workshops will be filled with information for farmers thinking about transitioning to organic, as well as for the experienced organic farmers. For headcount purposes, please contact Angie Tunink, Marketing Director of OCIA International, at 402-477-2323 or by email at atunink@ocia.org if you plan on attending. Payment of $50 per attendee will be taken at the door.

OCIA is a not-for-profit organic certification agency that has offered a wide variety of accreditations to our members throughout the world for over 25 years. During an annual meeting, approximately 100 organic farmers from the United States, Canada and Latin America come together to meet and vote on the Bylaws, Standards and Board of Directors for this member-run organization.

Submitted to The BARN by:

Angie Tunink, Marketing Director OCIA International, Inc.

Phone: (402) 477-2323 E-Mail: atunink@ocia.org