Fertilizer Act Draft Proposal, January 2016

Last week, the Fertilizer Advisory Committee met to review the DRAFT Fertilizer Law. Click here to view the DRAFT of the Fertilizer Law. Click here to view the Summary of the DRAFT from the meeting on January 28, 2016. 

 

Revisions from the January 28 meeting will be released in two weeks and there will be a two week window for more comments. The Committee will schedule a preliminary meeting with EPA after the two week comment period. 

 
2016 PennAg Scholarship Applications

The PennAg Scholarship Fund was created by PennAg Industries Association for the benefit of the children of employees of PennAg members. The fund is supported by fundraising activities, membership donations including special gifts from individuals, and donations from other associations.

 

Students who are graduating from high school or who are already attending a post-secondary educational institution are eligible to apply. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit. Download an application form for 2016.

 
Winter is Here (For Manure Application)
CAFO farms across the state should have received notification from PA DEP stipulating the rules governing winter application of manure. Key points to remember if a CAFO wants to winter apply manure:
  1. Per DEP, winter is defined at December 15 through February 28 or anytime the ground is frozen at least 4 inches deep or anytime the ground is snow covered.
  2. DEP must be notified within 7 days prior to the manure being land applied.
  3. Winter Application must be in your approved Nutrient Management Plan. Click here to access the form to report to DEP.
 
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Information

Visit the PennAg Poultry Council page for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza information and updates.

 
Biosecurity Signs - Order Today

Looking for an indisputable way to designate that your operation is a biosecure area and that trespassing will not be tolerated? Look no further! PennAg has 'Biosecure Area' signs available at a low cost. Download order form.

 
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Keystone Pork Expo / Poultry Progress Day - February 16
The 2016 Keystone Pork Expo / Poultry Progress Day event will be held Tuesday, February 16 at Shady Maple Banquet Center, East Earl. Sessions will be held throughout the day focusing on various aspect of the swine and poultry industries - see event schedule below.

There is no pre-registration needed and no cost to attend the sessions or trade show. Cost for the buffet lunch is $5/person.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the event? Download a sponsorship form today!

PennAg Spring Banquet & Annual Meeting - March 30 - 31
Join us for the 2016 PennAg Spring Banquet & Annual Meeting, to be held Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg. The event, themed, "Grow. Thrive. Prosper. A Guide to Navigating the New Reality," will focus on topics including: Humane Watch, VFD, Stewardship/Sustainability, and Succession Planning. Registration and sponsorship materials are currently available. Register online today or download a form and return it to the PennAg office.

Questions about the event? Please contact Mindy Fleetwood at mfleetwood@pennag.com or 717-651-5920.

 
Events

February 2
PennAg Legislative Committee Meeting

1 p.m.

(PennAg Office)


February 16

Keystone Pork Expo / Poultry Progress Day

(Shady Maple Banquet Center, East Earl)


February 16

Poultry Health Committee Meeting

9 a.m.

(Shady Maple Banquet Center, East Earl)


February 17

PennAg Nominating Committee Meeting

9:30 a.m.

(PennAg Office)


February 18

PennAg Board of Directors Meeting

10 a.m.

(Hilton Garden Inn, Hershey)


February 22-23

PA Game Bird Breeders Conference

(Ramada Inn & Conference Center, State College)

 
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