IOIA Onsite Training Schedule
IOIA/PCO Basic Crop and Livestock Trainings, State College, Pennsylvania
Crop Course - April 9 -13, 2018
Livestock Course – April 16 – 20, 2018
Pennsylvania Basic Trainings are Full.
Please contact IOIA at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list.
IOIA and Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) will co-sponsor a Crop Inspection Training and a Livestock Inspection Training at The Penn State Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pennsylvania. The courses include 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing. Dates for the courses are Basic Crop Training - April 9 - 13, 2018 and Basic Livestock Training – April 16 – 20, 2018.
Please see the Course Information for further details.
IOIA/PCO Advanced/Refresher Training - April 14, 2018
IOIA and Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) will cosponsor advanced/refresher training at the PCO offices in Spring Mills, near State College, Pennsylvania on April 14. This refresher course is open to working inspectors, reviewers, and other certification staff. Agenda topics will include Miles McEvoy, Lacewing Auditing and Consulting, with organic integrity issues including imports, border fumigation, uncertified distributors in the supply chain, residue sampling, and investigations; and Garry Lean of Ontario, IOIA lead trainer and experienced dairy inspector, on completing audits on dairy farms; plus opportunities for improvement based on NOP witness audits and the IOIA Peer Field Evaluation Program. McEvoy served as the Deputy Administrator of the National Organic Program from 2009 to 2017. Before that, he led the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Food Program.
The draft agenda will be posted here.
PCO is a USDA-accredited certification agency that performs more than 600 organic inspections annually in Pennsylvania and surrounding states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia). For more information about PCO, visit www.paorganic.org.
IOIA/UDAF Crop and Processing Training, Salt Lake City, Utah
June 4 - 8 - Crop
June 11 - 15 - Processing
IOIA and Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) will cosponsor a Crop Inspection Training and a Processing Inspection Training at Courtyard Marriott Ogden, Ogden, Utah. Each course includes 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing. Lead Trainer for both courses will be Garry Lean. Assistant Trainers will be Nate Powell Palm for Crop and Corrine Kolm for Processing.
Please see Course information for details.
IOIA/VOF Crop and Livestock Inspection Trainings, South Burlington, Vermont
Crop Course – September 10-14
Livestock Course – September 17-21
IOIA and Vermont Organic Farmers will cosponsor basic Crop and Livestock trainings. Each course includes 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing.
IOIA/VOF Advanced Organic Inspector Training, to be scheduled in Vermont
Agenda is under development. Watch here for details to register.
IOIA Crop and Processing Training, Farmington, Minnesota, November 2018
Crop inspection course – October 29-November 1
Processing inspection course – November 5-9
IOIA will cosponsor a Crop Inspection and a Processing Inspection Training at Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center, Farmington, MN. Each course includes 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing. Lead Trainers for the courses will be Margaret Scoles for the Crop and Garry Lean for Processing. Assistant Trainers will be Nate Powell Palm for Crop and Corrine Kolm for Processing.
Application forms and details will be posted here when available.