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                UPDATED SEPTEMBER, 2004

Compiled by:
Lisa McCrory, Coordinator for the Northeast Organic Farming
Association of Vermont’s Dairy Technical Assistance Program

NOFA-VT would like to thank the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture’s
Vermont Pasture Network Program for contributing to this resource listing

With Ohio additions by:

     Charlotte Bedet, Postdoctoral Researcher
     Purdue University


Organic Livestock and Grazing Resources

These resources have been put together by the Northeast Organic Farming Association’s Dairy Technical
Assistance Program, with additions for Ohio by Ohio grazers, educators and researchers. Enclosed you
should be able to find numerous alternative animal health products, organic mineral packages, organic
fertilizers, organic grain, animal health consultants and other useful tools for your organic operation, as well
as resources for grazing systems management. If you have any questions about organic agriculture or
production methods you can contact the OEFFA office at 614–421–2022, check out the OEFFA website: or email them at See section 14 of this directory for
more information. Thanks to everyone who contributed their time and information!

This directory is growing, and we’d appreciate your additions! Please send them to: Charlotte Bedet, Dept.
Entomology, Purdue University, 901 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, or

Table of Contents:
1. Herbs, Vitamins, Mineral Packages, and Supplements, pgs 2-3
2. Sources of organic fertilizers, pg 4
3. Sources of organic Grain & forages, pgs 4-5
4. Sources of untreated and organic seed, pg 5
5. Fly control products and services, pg 6
6. Homeopathic remedies, herbs, and other animal health products: where to find them, pgs 6-7
7. Alternative animal health care professionals, pg 8
8. Milk Testing Services, pg 8
9. Soil Testing Services and Fertility Recommendations, pg 9
10. Soils, Crops and Animal Health Consultants, pg 9-10
11. Other resources/organizations, pgs 10-12
12. Pasture & Nutrient Management Consulting via Ohio State and USDA-NRCS, pgs 13-15
13. Extension bulletins, pg 15
14. Organic certification contacts, procedures, documents, pg 16
15. Approved products (OEFFA and OMRI lists), pgs 17-18
16. Ohio organic milk marketers, pg 19
17. Websites for grazing management, organic agriculture & alternative animal health, pgs 19-20
18. Pasture Networks and E-Mail Discussion Lists: How To Join, pg 20

1) Herbs, Vitamins, Mineral Packages, and Supplements
Agri-Dynamics (Jerry Brunetti)                      Brookfield Agricultural Services
PO Box 735, Easton, PA 18044,                       Attn: Peter Traverse & Deb Christiana
‘An Alternative Product Line for Farm Livestock’    2711 Rt 4A East, Castleton, VT 05735
Phone (610) 250-9280, Fax (610) 250-7840            Phone (866) 350-FARM
(herbal based products, essential oils, vitamins,   (homeopathic kits, vitamins, natural salts, macro
colostrum whey products, trace mineral              and micro minerals, kelp meal, probiotics,
supplements, etc)                                   colostrum based products, and more)

Bio-AG Consultants and Distributors, Inc.                     Cuprem Inc.
(Murray Bast)                                                 PO Box 147, Kenesaw, NE 68956-0147,
RR3, Wellesley, Ontario NOB 2TO                               Phone (402) 752-3322, (800) 228-4253
Phone (800) 363-5278, Fax (519) 656-2534                      (colostrum, microbials, enzymes, yucca, vitamins,
(mineral mixes, kelp meal, culbac, trace mineral              trace mineral supplements, etc)
salt)                                                         Website:

The FERTRELL Company                                         MS Bio-Ag
Box 265, Bainbridge, PA 17502                                5802 Torrance Drive, Export, PA 15632
Phone (717) 367-1566                                         Phone (724) 733-2594         
(Colostrum products, organic mineral packages:               (Organic and Natural Products for Feed and Soil,
custom mix to the needs of your animals, other               trace minerals, vitamins, probiotics, etc.)
animal health products)
                                                             Nature’s Way, Inc
Flora-Stim                                                   1374 Horned Owl Rd, Horton, KS 66439
924 Milnor Rd, PO Box 128, Green Castle, PA                  Phone (785) 486-3302, Fax (785)486-3990
17255                                                        (organic enzyme feed product)
Phone (800) 659-3325, Fax (717) 597-2123,
Website:                                  North Country Organics (Paul Sachs)
(Organic and Natural Products For Feed and Soil)             RR1 Box 2232, Bradford, VT 05033
                                                             Phone (802) 222-4277
Green Mountain Feeds                                         (diatomaceous earth, organic fertilizers and soil
Attn: Hans Tudhope                                           amendments, organic mineral packages for
7 Maine Street, Bethel, VT 05032                             livestock and dairy, organic pest controls).
Phone: (802) 234-6278, (877) 234-6278
(Complete line of bulk or bagged organic feed,               Ohio Earth Food
fertilizers, salt and minerals, ration balancing             Larry Ringer
services)                                                    5488 Swamp St NE
                                                             Hartville, OH 44632
Helfter Feeds, Inc                                           Phone: (330) 877-9356
301 Main Street, PO Box 27, Osco, IL 61274                   Website:
Phone: (800) 373-5971, Fax: (309) 522-5570                   (kelp meal, sol-u-min, probiotics, diatomaceous
(vitamins, mineral and nutritional supplements for           earth)
the production of drug and hormone free meat and
milk)                                                        R & K Sales
                                                             Rich & Karen Stoll
Homestead Organics (Tom Manley)                              (330) 769-2731
1 Union St, PO Box 39, Berwick, Ontario KOC 1GO              (Organic and Natural Products For Feed and Soil,
Phone (613) 984-0480, Fax (613) 984-0481                     local sales reps for MS Bio-Ag)
(Organic Grain and Mineral Company)
                                                             Thorvin Kelp, USA
KOW Consulting Association - Dairy Advisors                  Sandy Mayes
Weaver Feeding & Management (Tom Weaver)                     220 Race St, PO Box 458,
25800 Valley View Rd                                         New Castle, VA 24127
Cuba City, WI 53807                                          Phone: (800)464-0417, Fax: (540)864-5161
ph 608-762-6948, fx 6949                                     Website:,
email:                                      email:
(Product sales limited to basic Vit/Trc mineral              (kelp OMRI listed as “ allowed for organic
needs)                                                       production” for both livestock and plants)

Midwestern Bio-Ag (William and Gary Zimmer)
HWY ID, Box 160, Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Phone (800) 327-6012
(Organic and Natural Products for Feed and Soil)


2) Sources of Organic Fertilizers

AgriEnergy Resources                                           MS Bio-Ag
21417 1950E St. Princeton, IL 61356                            5802 Torrance Drive, Export, PA 15632
Phone: (815) 872-1190                                          Phone: (724) 733-2594
E-mail:                                    E-mail:
Website:                                    (Organic and Natural Products For Feed and Soil)
(biological products, organic fertilizers, soil
testing and consulting services)                               Ohio Earth Food
Sales rep for Wayne and Holmes Counties:                       Larry Ringer
John Daniel Schlabach                                          5488 Swamp St NE
8999 East Lincoln Way                                          Hartville, OH 44632
Orrville, OH 44667                                             Phone: (330) 877-9356
Voice mail: 330-683-3220                                       Website:
                                                               (kelp meal, sol-u-min, probiotics, diatomaceous
The FERTRELL Company (Dave Mattocks)                           earth)
Box 265, Bainbridge, PA 17502
Phone (717) 367-1566, 800-347-1566                             R & K Sales
(Organic and Natural Products For Feed and Soil,               Rich & Karen Stoll
soil testing services)                                         (330) 769-2731
                                                               (Organic and Natural Products For Feed and Soil,
Midwestern Bio-Ag (William and Gary Zimmer)                    local sales reps for MS Bio-Ag)
HWY ID, Box 160, Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Phone (800) 327-6012

3) Sources of Organic Grains and Forages (continued on next page)

Cold Springs Farm (Sumner Watson)                              Lakeview Organic Grain (Klaas & Mary-Howell Martens,
Sharon Springs, NY                                             Norm Wigfield, Daniel Hoover & Chick Richtmyer)
Phone: 518-234-8320                                            119 Hamilton Place, Box 361
Email:                                      Penn Yan, NY 14527
(organic grain and seed)                                       Phone/fax: 315-531-1038 (Daniel Hoover = Manager)
Great Lakes Organic (Ike & Beatrice Enter)                     (organic seed, custom grain blends, bagged feed, mineral
RR2 Parkhill, Ontario NON 2K0,                                 premixes, animal health products)
Phone: 519-232-9458
Website:                             Maysville Elevator (Nathan Yoder)
                                                               10583 Harrison Road
Holmes Ag Service (Bob Nussbaum)                               Apple Creek, OH 44606
PO Box 67 (301 South Market Street)                            Phone: 330-695-4413
Holmesville, OH 44633                                          (Distributor for Nature’s Best Organic Feeds,
(see Mt Eaton Elevator products available)                     custom blends available for calf, poultry, etc.)

Homestead Organics (Tom Manley)                                McGeary Organics (Dave Farmer & Dave Poorbaugh)
1 Union Street, PO Box 39, Berwick, Ontario K0C1G0              PO Box 299, Lancaster, PA 17608-0299
Phone: 613-984-0480, Fax: 613-984-0481                         Phone: 800-624-3279 Email: ,
Website:                              Website:
(dairy, poultry, hogs, rabbits, etc. providing bulk grain;     (Organic feeds and supplements)
2-ton minimum & up to 15 ton/truckload.)


3) Sources of Organic Grains and Forages (continued from previous page)

Mt Eaton Elevator (Phil Nussbaum, Jim Nussbaum)             Nature’s Best Organic Feeds
PO Box 195 (15911 East Berry Rd)                            Kreamer Feeds
Mt Eaton, OH 44659-0195                                     PO Box 38
Phone: 330-359-5028                                         Kreamer PA 17833
(Distributors for Fertrell: feed mixes, minerals,           Phone: 1-800-767-4537
Arcadian kelp. Distributors for Cashton Farm Supply:        Websites:
Organic expeller processed soybean meal, organic            Feed guidebook available
flax meal, layer mash, calf 18 starter and 14 grower,       (Distributed in Ohio by Maysville Elevator)
liquid molasses available in drums)
                                                            Ridge Rock Farms (Ron Kirk)
Mt Hope Agri Serv Center                                    1168 Travis Rd, Penn Yan, NY 14527
SR 241, Mt Hope, OH 44660                                   Phone: 315-536-0091, Email:
Phone: 330-674-0416                                         (bulk organic grains and forages; can formulate rations
(see Mt Eaton Elevator products available)                  and provide nutritional services)

4) Sources of Untreated and Organic Seed

Barenbrug USA                                               Merrit Seeds
PO Box 239                                                  PO Box 205
Tangent, OR 97389                                           Berlin, OH 44610
Phone: 800-547-4101, Fax 541-926-9435                       Phone: 330-893-3196, 800-553-4713
Website:                                     NC + Organics (Maury Johnson)
Distributed in Ohio by:                                     3820 North 56th Street, PO box 4739,
Fowler Seed Marketing (Kevin Fowler)                        Lincoln, NE 68504
14778 Balch Road                                            Phone: 800-279-7999
Madison, OH 44057                                           Website:,
Phone: 888-249-7333, 440-669-2690                           Email: (organic seed)
(Contact Kevin Fowler for a list of Ohio dealers,           John Daniel Schlabach
and to be added to newsletter mailing list)                 8999 East Lincoln Way
                                                            Orrville, OH 44667
Doebler’s Inc.                                              Voice mail: 330-683-3220
202 Taidaghton Avenue
Jersey Shore, PA 17740                                      R & K Sales
Phone: 800-853-2676, Fax: 570-753-5302                      Rich & Karen Stoll
Website:                                   (330) 769-2731
(Distributed in Wayne and Holmes Counties by                (Organic and Natural Products For Feed and Soil,
John Daniel Schlabach)                                      local sales reps for MS Bio-Ag)


5) Fly Control Products and Services

Agri-Dynamics (Jerry Brunetti)                              IPM Laboratories, Inc.
PO Box 735, Easton, PA 18044,                               Locke, NY 13092-0300
Phone (610) 250-9280, Fax (610) 250-7840                    Phone (315) 497-2063, Fax (315) 497-3129
Brookfield Ag Service,(Peter Traverse & Deb)                (fly predators)
2711 Rt 4A East, Castleton, VT 05735
Phone (866) 350-FARM                                        Rincon-Vitova Insectaries, Inc
                                                            PO Box 1555, Ventura, CA 93002
Bird Houses for Insect-Eaters                               Phone: 800-248-2847
Crystal Creek Services                                      (fly predators, dung beetles, and odor control
N9466 Lakeside Road, Trego, WI 54888                        materials)
Phone (888) 376-6777, Fax (715) 466-5042
                                                            Spalding Laboratories
Farnam’s Rust-Proof Fly Trap & Attractant                   760 Printz Road, Arroyo Grande, California 93420
(800) 234-2269                                              Phone (800) 845-2847
Web page:                               (fly predators)
(insecticide free fly traps)
                                                            W G Dairy Supply Inc.
The FERTRELL Company (Dave Mattocks)                        12993 Cleveland Road, Creston, OH 44217
Box 265, Bainbridge, PA 17502                               Phone (330) 435-6522, (330) 435-4440
Phone (717) 367-1566, 800-347-1566                          (Mr. Sticky® fly traps)

IBA of Ohio
8786 North Geyers Chapel Road,
Creston, OH 44217
Phone (330) 435-6814
(Mr. Sticky® fly traps)

6) Homeopathic remedies, herbs, & other animal health products (continued on next page)

Agri-Dynamics (Jerry Brunetti)
PO Box 735, Easton, PA 18044,                               Brookfield Ag Services (Peter Traverse & Deb)
Phone (610) 250-9280, Fax (610) 250-7840                    2711 Rt 4A East, Castleton, VT 05735
(herbal based products, essential oils, vitamins,           Phone (866) 350-FARM
colostrum whey products, trace mineral                      (homeopathic kits, vitamins, natural salts, macro
supplements, etc)                                           and micro minerals, kelp meal, probiotics,
                                                            colostrum based products, and more)
Arrowroot Standard Direct
83 East Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301                   Clark Veterinary Clinic (Dr. Sheaffer)
(single remedies, combination remedies, herbs,              PO Box 353, Palmyra, PA 17078
tinctures, books)                                           Phone (717) 838-9563, Fax (717) 838-0377
Phone (800) 234-8879,                                       (homeopathic kits, remedies, phone consultations)


6) Homeopathic remedies, herbs, & other animal health products (continued from previous page)

Crossgates Farm Homeopathic                                   Phone (800) 626-5536, Fax(319) 568-4259
Products, Ltd                                                 (probiotics, vitamin and mineral supplements,
Crossgates Farm, Banknewton, Gargrave,                        colostrum based products)
R Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 3NT
Phone/Fax 01756 748585                                        National Homeopathic Products,CELLETECH LTD
Website:                             518 Tasman St, Madison, WI 53714
(homeopathic remedies and kits –in spray bottles,             Phone (800) 888-4066
laminated treatment cards, homeopathic pills for              (Cell-Ag product line for cattle and calves,
oral dispensing, & books)                                     combination remedies

Crystal Creek Services                                        Nutrapathic Agricultural Products
A Division of Leiterman & Associates, Inc                     Parametric, Inc.
N9466 Lakeside Road, Trego, WI 54888                          10934 Lin-Valle Drive, St Louis, MO 63123
Phone (888) 376-6777, Fax (715) 466-5042                      Phone (800) 747-1601, Fax (314) 892-1602
(natural, effective, environmentally safe livestock           (homeopathic/herbal combination remedy
health products formulated with the needs of the              Livestock Restore)
organic and conscientious producer in mind)
                                                              Standard Homeopathic
The FERTRELL Company                                          210 West 31st St, PO Box 61067
Box 265, Bainbridge, PA 17502                                 Los Angeles, CA 90061
Phone (717) 367-1566                                          Phone (800) 624-9659, Fax (310) 516-8579
(Colostrum products, organic mineral packages:                (books, kits, remedies)
custom mix to the needs of your animals, other
animal health products)                                       Synergy Animal Products, Inc.
                                                              1681 Schubert Road
Hux, Inc (Ron Hux)                                            Bethel, PA 19507
Route 1 Box 19A                                               Phone: (800) 507-9361
Picton, TX 75471                                              (Nutritional supplements for dairy cattle: EX-
Phone (800) 663-9727, Fax(903)866-0432                        CELL Countdown 7000, EX-CELL 2/30, EX-CELL 3-
Website:                                       10)
(Hoofmate – a botanical product used for the
treatment of hairy heel warts and other hoof                  Van Beek Scientific, LLC
problems                                                      3689 460th Street
                                                              Orange City, Iowa 51041
Immunodynamics                                                Phone:(800)346-5311
Box 544, Perry, Iowa 50220                          
Phone (800) 634-5229, website                                 (Royal Products: Royal Udder Care)
(biological serum from first milk colostrum)                  Washinton Homeopathic Products, Inc.
                                                              4914 Del Ray Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
IMPRO Products                                                Phone (800) 336-1695, Website:
Dr. Richard Holliday, DVM,                          
Marketing and Technical Services                              (homeopathic kits, remedies, tinctures, ointments,
3 Allamakee St, Waukon, Iowa 52172                            books)


7) Alternative Animal Health Care Professionals

Beaufait, Henrietta E., DVM
RR2 Box 640, Bog road, Albion, ME 04910                      Sheaffer, Edgar, VMD, Clark Veterinary Clinic
Phone (207) 437-2133                                         PO Box 353, Palmyra, PA 17078
(homeopathic veterinarian, phone consults)                   Phone (717) 838-9563, Fax (717) 838-0377
                                                             (homeopathic kits, remedies, phone consultations)
Crystal Creek Services
A Division of Leiterman & Associates, Inc                    Skilling, Heather, VMD
N9466 Lakeside Road, Trego, WI 54888                         4731 west Berkshire Rd, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
Phone (888) 376-6777, Fax (715) 466-5042                     Phone (802) 933-8303
Paul Detloff, DVM; Guy Jadoraski, DVM                        Email:
(phone consultations)                                        (homeopathic veterinarian, phone consults)
(Paul Detloff’s new book, Alternative Treatments
for Ruminant Animals, is now available via Acres             Treat, Robert, DVM
USA)                                                         Green Mountain Veterinary Hospital
                                                             RR1 Box 1030, Manchester, VT 05255
Engel, Marta, DVM                                            Phone (802) 362-2620
RR1 Box 1198, Soldiers Grove, WI 54655                       (homeopathic veterinarian, phone consults)
Phone (608) 734-3273
(homeopathic veterinarian, phone consults)                   Woodard, Stephen, DVM
                                                             Woodard Veterinary Clinic
Hoke, David, VMD                                             Loomis Hill Road, Waterbury Center, VT 05677
7069 Chester A. Arthur Rd,                                   Phone (802) 244-5452
Enosburg falls, VT 05450                                     (homeopathic veterinarian, remedies, phone
Phone (802) 933-6651                                         consults)
(livestock veterinarian, farm consulting, teacher,
workshops)                                                   Who are the Ohio vets to add to this list?
                                                             Please send info to the address listed on
Potkewitz, Lisa, VMD, Saratoga Mobil Vet                     page 2 of this directory. Thanks.
Phone (518) 584-3872
(consults with organic and biodynamic farms, uses
western herbs, nutritional therapy and other

8) Milk Testing Labs (important for Milk Urea Nitrogen: MUN)

Dairy Herd Improvement Association: DHIA
DHI Cooperative – Columbus, Phone: 614-545-0460, Contact: Brian Winters
DHI Cooperative - Dalton, Phone: 330-828-8882, Contact: Brian Winters
Eastern Lab Services, Phone: 877-357-5227, Contact: John Rhoads

Some milk carriers test for milk urea nitrogen (MUN), but don’t include this number on your milk slip.
To find out if your carrier is testing for MUN, ask your milk truck driver, check with your Milk Market
Administrator, or see the listings that your state Department of Agriculture Dairy Division has compiled of
milk carriers and what they are testing for. These bulk tank MUN readings can provide you with valuable
information about the protein/energy balance in your herd. See MUN fact sheets for details on testing.


9) Soil and Forage Testing Services and Fertility Recommendations

The following labs are certified to test soil & forage and have completed the NFTA (National Forage
Testing Association) certification test. For more labs:
If you chose a lab based on philosophy rather than credentials, you may be wasting your money!
For tips on taking your own samples, see extension bulletins in section 13 of this directory.

A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, Inc.
3505 Conestoga Drive                                         Dairyland Laboratories
Ft. Wayne, IN 46808                                          (forage only, not soil)
Phone: (260) 483-4759                                        217 E. Main
Soils: base saturation/CEC, organic matter, and              Arcadia, WI 54612
nutrient analysis.                                           Phone: (608) 323-2123
Forages: digestibility and nutrient analysis                 Contact: Jerry Dekan
                                                             (digestibility and nutrient analysis)
Brookside Analytical Laboratories
308 South Main Street                                        Dairy Tech Labs
New Knoxville, OH 45871                                      (forage only, not soil)
web page:,                                     Contact: Jesse Sanders
Phone: (419) 753-2448                                        Phone: (717) 295-8748
For soils: contact Mark Flock                                805 Rohrerstown Rd.
(base saturation/CEC, organic matter, and nutrient           Lancaster, PA 17601
analysis)                                                    (digestibility and nutrient analysis)
For forages: contact Greg Meyer
(digestibility and nutrient analysis)                        Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
                                                             13611 B Street
Cumberland Valley Analytical Services                        Omaha, NE 68144
(forage only, not soil)                                      Phone: (402) 334-7770
14515 Industry Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742                   Soils: base saturation/CEC, organic matter, and
Phone: (301) 790-1980                                        nutrient analysis.
Contact: Sharon Weaver                                       Forages: digestibility and nutrient analysis
(digestibility and nutrient analysis)

10) Soils and Crops and Animal Health Consultants (continued on next page)

Agri-Dynamics (Jerry Brunetti)
PO Box 735, Easton, PA 18044,
Phone (610) 250-9280, Fax (610) 250-7840
(Jerry has expertise in soils, crops and animal health management. Soil / agronomy / nutrition advice.)

Brookside Analytical Laboratories
308 South Main Street
New Knoxville, OH 45871
web page:,
Phone: (419) 753-2448
(Brookside consultants are trained in the teachings of Dr. William Albrecht, pioneering soil scientist with the
University of Missouri. For more on Dr. Albrecht’s teachings, see The Albrecht Papers series, available from
Acres USA. Soil / agronomy / nutrition –full production management advice.)


Kinsey’s Agricultural Services (Neal Kinsey)                Midwestern Bio-Ag (William and Gary Zimmer)
297 County Highway 357                                      HWY ID, Box 160, Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Charleston, MO 63834                                        Phone (800) 327-6012
Phone: (573) 683-3880, web page:                            (Gary Zimmer is the author of The Biological                                            Farmer, available from Acres USA.
(Neal Kinsey is the author of Hands-on Agronomy,            Soil / agronomy / nutrition advice.)
available from Acres USA. Soil / agronomy
management advice.)                                         John Daniel Schlabach
                                                            8999 East Lincoln Way
KOW Consulting Association - Dairy Advisors                 Orrville, OH 44667
(Tom Weaver)                                                Voice mail: 330-683-3220
Weaver Feeding & Management                                 (Soil / agronomy / nutrition consulting)
25800 Valley View Rd
Cuba City, WI 53807
Phone: 608-762-6948, Fax: 6949
(Tom Weaver is the author of Dairy Nutrition
from the Soil Up. Soil / agronomy / nutrition –full
production management advice.)

11) Other Resources (organizations providing books, periodicals, manuals and conferences)

Acres USA                                                   Bakewell Reproductive Center
PO Box 8800, Metairie, LA 70011                             Ridge Shinn 413-657-7709
Phone: (800) 355-5313, Fax: (512) 892-4448,                 Email:
Website:                                   Gearld Fry 501-454-3252
(Monthly publication, books, audio tapes,                   Email:
conferences. Outstanding resource for a wide                Semen Orders 501-454-9949
range of soils, crops and alternative animal health         193 Fry Rd, Rose Bud, AR 72137
publications. Call toll-free number for book                Website:
catalogue, or check availability online. Some of            (Cattle breeds well-suited for grazing)
these books may be available from your local
library via interlibrary loan)                              Bio-Dynamic Farming & Gardening Association,
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC)                Building 1002B, Thoreau Center, The Presidio, PO
P.O. Box 477                                                Box 29135, San Francisco, CA 94129
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312 USA                         Phone: (415) 561-7797, Fax: (415) 561-7796,
Telephone: (919) 542-5704, Fax: (919) 545-0022              Website:
Website:                                   (Books, monthly publication, conferences,
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural
Areas (ATTRA)                                               Bovine Engineering & Consulting (Gearld Fry)
PO Box 3657, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702                   193 Fry Road, Rose Bud, Arkansas 72137
Phone: (800) 346-9140, Website:               Phone: (501)-556-5040
(Free resource packets on sustainable dairy, beef,          Website:
chicken, hog production & much more)                        (Cattle breeds well-suited for grazing)


Chelsea Green Publishing                                  Northeast Organic Farming Association of
Consumer Orders                                           Vermont (NOFA-VT)
c/o Resolution, Inc.                                      PO Box 697, Richmond, VT 05477
P.O. Box 2284                                             Phone (802) 434-4122, Fax (802) 434-4154
South Burlington, VT 05407                                Email: ,,
Phone: 800-639-4099                                       Website:
                                                          Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance
Champlain Valley Compost Company, Products                (NODPA)
and Services                                              C/o NOFA-VT, PO Box 697, Richmond, VT 05477
Steve Wisbaum, 245 Ten Stones Circle,                     Phone: 802-434-4122,,
Charlotte, VT 05445                             
Phone/Fax: (802) 425-5556                                 (To receive the quarterly newsletter, contact
                                                          NOFA-VT at the above address and phone.)
Farming Magazine
PO Box 85, Mt Hope, OH 44660                              Ohio Composting and Manure Management
“Farming Magazine celebrates the joys of farming          Program (OCAMM)
well and living well on a small and ecologically-         Mary H. Wicks
conscious scale”                                          OCAMM Program Coordinator
                                                          OARDC/Ohio State University
Graze Magazine                                            Agricultural Engineering Building
PO Box 48, Belleville, WI 53508                           1680 Madison Avenue
Phone: (608) 455-3311, E-Mail:             Wooster, OH 44691
The Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Bio-           Office: (330) 202-3533, Fax: (330) 263-3670
Dynamics, Inc.                                            Website:
PO Box 133, Woolwine, VA 24185-0133
Phone: (540) 930-2463                                     Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
(Bio-Dynamic publications, BD preparations)               (OEFFA)
                                                          Box 82234
KOW Consulting Newsletter                                 Columbus, Ohio 43202
KOW Consulting Association - Dairy Advisors               Phone: 614/421-2022 or 740/993-2871
c/o Weaver Feeding & Management, Tom Weaver               Website:
25800 Valley View Rd                                      For information about OEFFA programs, the
Cuba City, WI 53807                                       website and the newsletter contact:
ph 608-762-6948, fx 6949                                  Anne Bulford
email:                                   OEFFA Program Director and Newsletter Editor
NRAES Publications
Cornell Cooperative Extension                             Sean McGovern can be reached at:
PO Box 4557                                               Sean McGovern
Ithaca, New York 14852-4557                               USDA/SARE
ph 607-255-7654, fx 607-254-8770                          PO Box 82234
email:                                  Columbus, Ohio 43202                                      Phone: 614/306-6422
(excellent technical ag extension publications)           Fax: 614/421-2011


Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council (OFGC)           For info on SARE producer grants, contact:
PO Box 1803, Wooster, OH 44691                      Ken Schneider
Phone: 330-264-8722, Fax: 330-263-7696              NCR-SARE Producer Grant Program Coordinator
                                                    Phone: 800-529-1342, Email:
Organic Trade Association (OTA)
74 Fairview St, PO Box 547, Greenfield, MA          Vermont Grass Farmers Association (VGFA)
01302                                               UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 63
Phone: 413-774-6432, Website:           Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05401-9931
                                                    Phone: (802) 656-3834 , email:
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable  
Agriculture (PASA)                                  (Discussion groups, quarterly newsletter, pasture
114 West Main Street, PO Box 419                    activities calendar, annual grazing conference)
Millheim, PA 16854-0419
Phone: 814-349-9856, Fax: 814-349-9840              Vermont Sheep Breeders Association (VSBA)
Email:                         20832 East Main Street, Richmond, VT 05477
Website:                        Phone: (802) 434-5646
Small Farm Institute                                Email:
PO Box 214                                          (VSBA's mission is to support, improve and
Millersburg, OH 44654                               strengthen the Vermont sheep community and its
Phone: 330-674-9216                                 infrastructure. We invite you to join us in our
Contact Leah Miller                                 efforts.)
Website:                 Vermont Beef Producers Association (VBPA)
                                                    RR 1 Box 34, Woodstock, VT 05091
Soil Foodweb, Inc.                                  Phone: 802-457-1520
980 NW Circle Blvd                                  Website:
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone (541) 752-5066, Fax (541) 752-5142            Vermont Organic Milk Producers Association
Website:                        (VOMPA)
                                                    President: Rob Howe, Treasurer: Gary Mullen,
The Stockman Grassfarmer                            Secretary: Lisa McCrory,
PO Box 9607, Jackson, MS 39826-9607                 192 Monarch Hill Rd, Tunbridge, VT 05077
Phone: (800) 748-9808, Fax: (601) 981-8558          website:                         email:

USDA SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research         Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the
and Education)                                      Healing Arts – A Quarterly publication for
North Central Region SARE                           The Weston A Price Foundation.
13A Activities Bldg                                 PMB 106-380, 4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
1734 N. 34th Street                                 Washington, DC 20016
University of Nebraska                              Ph: 202-333-HEAL,
Lincoln, NE 68583-0840                              Website:
Phone: (402) 472-7081, Fax: (402) 472-0280
Email:                              Woods End Research Laboratory (Will Brinton)
Website:                       PO Box 297, Mt Vernon, ME 04352
(many excellent sustainable agriculture             Phone (207) 293-2457, Fax (207) 293-2488,
publications available via USDA SARE)               website:


12) Pasture & Nutrient Management Consulting via Ohio State and USDA-NRCS

Integrated Forage Management Team Directory:
”Our Mission Is: To improve the profitability of Ohio Farmers through efficient utilization of forage.”

Dave Barker                                                614-292-7669 FAX: 614-292-1515
OSU, 202 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Rd.,                    e-mail:
Columbus, OH 43210                                         area of interest: beef cattle management &
614-247-6258 FAX: 614-292-7162                             nutrition
area of interest: grazing systems, cool/warm               Daryl Clark
season grasses, legumes, grassland ecology,                OSU Extension, Noble Co., 150 Court House
pasture mixtures, drought                                  Caldwell, Ohio 43724
                                                           740-732-5681 FAX: 740-732-5434
Michael Haubner                                            email:
OSU Extension, Clark Co., 4400 Gateway Blvd.,
Suite 104, Springfield, OH 45502                           Dave Miller
937-328-4607 FAX: 937-328-4609                             OSU Extension, East District, 16714 SR 215,
e-mail:              Caldwell, OH 43724
area of interest: plant growth, soils, cool season         740-732-2381 FAX: 740-732-5992
grasses, alfalfa                                           e-mail:
                                                           area of interest: farm mgt., economics, records
Roger High
OSU, 222 E. Animal Science Bldg., 2029 Fyffe               Chris Penrose
Road, Columbus, OH 43210                                   OSU Extension, Athens Co., 280 W. Union St.,
614-292-0589 FAX: 614-292-1515                             Athens, OH 45701
e-mail:                                     740-593-8555 FAX: 740-592-1113
area of interest: sheep nutrition & forage systems         e-mail:
                                                           area of interest: beef cattle systems, cool season
Woody Joslin                                               grasses, annual forages, records
OSU Extension, Shelby Co.
810 Fair Fd., Sidney, OH 45365                             Mark Sulc
937-498-7239 FAX: 937-498-7241                             OSU, 202 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Rd.,
e-mail:               Columbus, OH 43210
area of interest: beef & sheep forage systems,             614-292-9084 FAX: 614-292-7162
cool/warm season grasses, annual forages                   e-mail:
                                                           area of interest: plant growth, cool/warm season
Harry Kenney                                               grasses, annual forages, legumes, hay and silage
USDA-NRCS, 1119 E. Main St.                                production.
Barnesville, Ohio 43713
740-425-1100                                               Gary Wilson
email:                       OSU Extension, Hancock Co., 7708 CR 140,
area of interest: water systems, fencing, soils,           Findlay, OH 45840
forage production                                          419-422-3851 FAX: 419-422-3866
Stephen Boyles                                             area of interest: traditional forage production,
Animal Science Bldg., 2029 Fyffe Rd., Columbus,            forage marketing, equine forage systems
OH 43210


Jeff McCutcheon                                            Jim Hoorman
OSU Extension, Knox Co., 1025 Harcourt Rd., Box            OSU Extension, Hardin Co., 1 Courthouse Sq.,
1268, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050                                 Suite 40, Kenton, OH 43326
740-397-0401 FAX: 740-393-0126                             419-674-2297 FAX: 419-674-2268
e-mail:                              e-mail:
area of interest: beef & sheep forage mgt., forage         area of interest: water quality, manure
establishment, pasture renovation                          management

Tom Noyes                                                  Clif Little
OSU Extension, Wayne Co., 428 W. Liberty St.,              OSU Extension, Guernsey Co.,
Wooster, Ohio 44691                                        1112 Wheeling Avenue
330-264-8722 FAX: 330-263-7696                             Cambridge, OH 43725
e-mail:                740-432-9300 FAX: 740-439-1817
area of interest: dairy forage systems, nutrition          e-mail:
                                                           area of interest: beef & sheep systems, forage
John McCormick                                             fertility management, pasture renovation
Horticulture and Crop Science, OSU, 2021 Coffey
Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1086                              Dave Samples
614-292-1393                                               OSU Extension, Jackson Co., P.O. Box 110,
area of interest: cool season grasses and legumes,         Jackson, OH 45640
hay production.                                            740-286-5044 FAX: 740-286-8499
John Grimes                                                area of interest: beef & dairy cattle mgt., fencing
OSU Extension, Highland Co.                                systems, cool season grasses, annual forages,
119 Foraker Pl., Hillsboro, OH 45133                       legumes
937-393-1918 FAX: 937-393-0222
e-mail:                                   Rich Sherman
area of interest: beef cattle forage management,           OSU Extension, Scioto Co., Courthouse, 602 7th
hay production                                             St., Portsmouth, OH 45662
                                                           740-354-7879 FAX: 740-355-8338
Patty Dyer                                                 e-mail:
USDA-NRCS, 104 Firehouse Lane                              area of interest: traditional forage mgt. &
Hopedale, Ohio 43976                                       production
email:                         John Dean Slates
area of interest: fencing & water systems                  OSU Extension, Holmes Co., 165 N. Washington
                                                           St., Millersburg, OH 44654
Bob Hendershot                                             330-674-3015 FAX: 330-674-1908
USDA-NRCS, 831 College Ave., Suite B                       e-mail:
Lancaster, OH 43130                                        area of interest: plant growth, soils, cool season
740-653-1559 FAX: 740-653-4561                             grasses, alfalfa
area of interest: soils, fencing & water systems,          Mark Landefeld
cool/warm season grasses, annual forages,                  OSU Extension, Monroe Co., 102 N. Main
legumes, sheep grazing systems, fertility.                 Woodsfield, Ohio 43793
                                                           740-472-0810 FAX: 740-472-2510
                                                           area of interest: beef systems, traditional forages


Mark Smith                                                330-339-2337
NRCS, S.E. Ohio Resource Conservationist                  email:
724 S. 7th St., Room B105                                 area of interest: Forage Production, Alfalfa,
Coshocton, Ohio 43812                                     Economics
740-622-2930 FAX: 740-622-8071
email:                        Rory Lewandowski
area of interest: beef, sheep, forage management,         OSU Extension - Athens County
water development                                         280 W Union Street
                                                          Athens 45701-2394
Chris Zoller                                              740-593-8555
OSU Extension - Tuscarawas County               
219 Stonecreek Road NW                                    area of interest: Pasture Management, Forage
New Philadelphia 44663-6902                               Seeding, Soil Quality

13) OSU Extension bulletins (follow links on websites for more)

From: :

Soil Fertility
Soil Sampling, Handling and Testing, AGF-206-95
Land Application of Animal Manure, AGF-208-95
Land Application of Poultry Litter, ANR-0004-98
Understanding Value in Lime, ANR-9-02

Forage Establishment
No-Tillage Forage Seedlings Following Small Grain Harvest AGF-005-92
Improving Pasture with Frost Seeding, ANR-14-02

Developing a Pasture Management Program, AGF-017-92
Getting Started Grazing
Intensive Grazing/Seasonal Dairying: The Mahoning County Dairy Program
Forages for Dairy Cattle
Livestock and Water
Livestock Water Development, ANR-12-02
Water Effects on Livestock Performance, ANR-13-02

Alternative Forages
Emergency and Supplemental Crops for Forage, AGF-019-90
Brassicas for Forage, AGF-020-92
Winter Rye for Extending the Grazing Season, AGF-026-00
Perennial Warm Season Grasses For Ohio, AGF-022-95


14) Organic certification contacts, procedures, documents

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA)

For general questions, membership information                 For pending certification applications or
and certification information contact:                        standards interpretation, contact:
Gwen Uetrecht                                                 Steve Sears
Office Manager                                                OEFFA Certification
Box 82234                                                     9665 Kline Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43202                                          West Salem OH 44287
Phone: 614/421-2022                                           Phone: 419/853-4060
Fax: 614/421-2011                                             Fax: 419/853-3022
Email:                                        Email:

Download OEFFA Production Standards
Download OEFFA Renewal Application Form Renewal form.doc
Download OEFFA Application For New Growers
Download OEFFA Livestock Application Form
Download OEFFA Handler Application Form
Request Current OCIA Application Form send email to:

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)
Box 11558, Eugene, OR 97440
Phone: 541-343-8971
(provides a list of materials allowed by organic standards)

OMRI-approved organic feeds:

Information on the National Organic Standards
(via the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s National Organic Program).

Recommended resource for those considering transitioning to organic dairying:
“The Organic Decision: Transitioning to Organic Dairy Production Workbook.”
This workbook, developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension specialists in consultation with NODPA, helps
explore the possibilities of transitioning from conventional dairy farming to organic production.
To order a copy, please call Faye Butts at 607-254-7412 or email to
The cost is $12 to cover printing and postage.

15) Approved livestock products (OEFFA and OMRI lists) see following pages




16) Ohio organic milk marketers

Please send info on the marketers I missed to the address on page 2. Thanks!

17) Websites for grazing, livestock, organic agriculture, & alternative animal health - Web site for the Great Lakes Grazing Conference - information on grazing publications from Wisconsin. - An online forage plant identification tutorial. - Oregon State University interactive online forages
information page. - The University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability develops,
coordinates and conducts effective interdisciplinary educational and applied research programs, emphasizing
business management, human resource management, production systems, finance and marketing systems that
enhance dairy profitability. - This site provides links to Fact Sheets, Tutorials, "Ye Olde Forage Library ", and
Other WWW sites, having information relevant to forage-livestock systems. Our goal is to provide practical
information that farmers can use to develop new or improve established forage-livestock systems. - Grazing resources page from the Sustainable
Farming Connection, including links to other sites, articles, publications information, on-line discussion groups,
and much more. - Home page for the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative. - Home page for the USDA Grazing Lands Technology Institute. – info on grass based & seasonal dairying, milking parlor designs, and much more. - The Small Dairy Resource Book - milk urea nitrogen (MUN) links Wisconsin Dairy Forage Research Center - Michigan Sate University Forage Information System - Missouri dairy extension - Missouri Forage Systems Research Center – information on grass fed meat and dairy products. – Weston A Price Foundation promoting wise traditions in food, farming and the

healing arts. The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the American diet through

education, research and activism. - Web site for the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance – website for Organic Trade Association. – Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine. – Hubert J Karreman, VMD

                                                  20 - information on flat barn parlor equipment. - Vermont pasture and grazing management page. - information on high CLA cheese from grass fed cows. - information on custom heifer grazing and grass fed dairy beef. - NRCS site with information on the environmental benefits

of grazing. - American sheep industry association site. - information on pastured poultry. - information on New Zealand agriculture. - marketing grass fed beef - information on sheep pasture management - Maryland sheep and goat web site - The Northeast Grazing Guide:developed as part of the Northeast Pasture
Research and Extension Consortium. The site gives you access to Research Summaries, Extension Resources,
Farmer Projects, and Links to other grazing websites.

General Ohio State Dairy links: - Wayne County extension - Wayne County SWCD - OHIO dairy industry & extension (general sites) - OSU Ohioline - Ohio Dairy Team - OSU Beef Team

18) E-Mail Discussion Lists: How To Join

1) Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance E-mail Discussion List

Odairy: Organic Dairy Farmer Discussion Group
In the November 2001 Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (NODPA) newsletter, it was announced
that NODPA was sponsoring the creation of an electronic discussion group called "Odairy”.

How to Join: To become a member of Odairy, send an email to
[]. You do not have to put anything in the subject or body of the letter.
The computer will read your request and send you back an email that you must confirm by just hitting the
reply button. To post a message, type [] in the address line. If you have not joined,
the message will be returned to you. I am looking forward to having you join the group. Should you have
questions or have any difficulties, email me at