NEWS YOU CAN USE  ~  JULY 12, 2018
A monthly collection of recent news, upcoming events, and articles of interest
Alliance News
2018 No-Till Alliance Annual Meeting Notice
At the conclusion of the Summer Field Day (3:15 p.m.) on July 26 at Don Cotner Farms in Danville, the PA No-Till Alliance will conduct its 2018 Annual Meeting. At this time, nominations will be accepted for four seats on the Board of Directors and an election conducted. Also on the agenda is a proposed by-law change that would require election of officers each year at the annual meeting (text of by-law change below). If this by-law change is approved, elections will then be held for President, Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasurer of the organization.

Proposed By-Law Change: Amend Article V, Section 1 as follows:

ARTICLE V: ORGANIZATION - Board of Directors
Section 1. Officers, Election and Terms of Office.
The officers shall consist of President, Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasurer. Officers of the Board of Directors shall be elected each year during the first Board Meeting at the Annual Meeting. This meeting will be held during the first quarter of the calendar year. The terms of office shall be one (1) year with a maximum of three (3) consecutive years.
Last Call for the Summer Soil Health Field Day
The field day will be at the Don Cotner Farm (2309 Center Road, Danville, PA) on July 26. Use the form below and call 717-651-5922 or email to pre-register.
Alliance Active at Farming for Success
Alliance members Jim Hershey and Steve Groff were active participants at Penn State's Farming for Success field day in Landisville on June 21. Using Jim's planter, they demonstrated and discussed planting green techniques, advantages and challenges twice during the day, to an interested audience of more than 65 farmers.
Ag Articles of Interest
Facebook Live Session on Spotted Lantern Fly
Recently, USDA, Penn State, and the PA Department of Agriculture partnered to host a Spotted Lantern Fly (SLF) Facebook Live session with experts from the three organizations fielding Spotted Lanternfly questions from the audience. The session was recorded - click here to view.
Penn State Extension recently published a new Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners fact sheet - be sure to check it out! The Penn State Extension website is the information HUB for education information on the SLF. You can sign up there to get automatic updates on this important topic.

  • Click here to download an informational piece explaining the quarantine and treatment order and who is affected by the permitting requirement.

  • Click here to download an informational piece regarding the permitting process itself.
You're Invited! Local Seed Co. to Host Agricultural Industry Day
Local Seed Co. (formerly T.A. Seeds) will host an Agricultural Industry Day on Tuesday, July 24 at their Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania location (39 Seeds Lane, Jersey Shore, PA). The event begins at 9 a.m. and concludes with a reception beginning at 3:15 p.m. Interested in attending? Please RSVP by Friday, July 13 by calling 1-866-813-7333.
PennAg Annual Summer Tour
Join the PennAg Agronomic Products Council and Seed Council for their annual summer tour on Friday, August 3. Tour stops include Harley Davidson (York, PA); Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market (Hellam, PA); and Perdue Agribusiness Soybean Plant (Bainbridge, PA). 
Cost to register is $50/person. Sponsorship opportunities also available! Deadline to register is July 27. 
Space is limited - reserve your seat today! Register online at  or  download a registration form . Questions? Please contact Amy Bradford at
Thank You Alliance Sponsors
Each year, a number of sponsors step-up to partner with the Alliance in fulfilling our mission to promote the successful application of no-till through shared ideas, experiences, education, and new technology. Without their invaluable support, the Alliance would not be able to have the success it enjoys. Thank you to those who have renewed or initiated new sponsorships for 2018:

Gold Sponsors
Stroud Water Research Center
Univest Bank and Trust

Silver Sponsors
AgChoice Farm Credit
DuPont Pioneer
Gro-Mor Plant Food Co.
Lancaster Farming
MM Weaver and Sons
Melvin R. Weaver Crop Protection

Bronze Sponsors
American Dairy Association North East
Binkley & Hurst, LP
King's AgriSeeds

If your business or organization is not listed, there‚Äôs still time to offer your valuable support for 2018! Contact any board member or Jay Howes at for additional information.
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