2014 Annual Meeting

2014 Annual Meeting

February 6, 2014 ~ 1pm-6:15pm ~ Penn Stater Conference Center, State College PA
Held as part of PASA’s Farming for the Future Conference
Free & open to the public.

Thank you to all who attended PCO’s 2014 Annual Meeting!
Please complete our brief meeting evaluation if you have not already done so.

If you were unable to attend, or would like a closer look at the meeting materials, please refer to the following handouts and resources:
2014 Annual Meeting Presentation
Certification Team Handout 2014
Financial Graphs 2010-13
Balance Sheet Prev Year Comparison 2012-13
Profit and Loss Budget vs. Actual 2013
Profit and Loss Prev Year Comparison 2012-13

Featuring Seth Goldman, President & TeaEO of Honest Tea!

Seth GoldmanSeth Goldman is President and TeaEO of Honest Tea, the company he co-founded out of his home in 1998 with Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management. Today, Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, and is carried in more than 100,000 outlets. In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, helping to further the reach and impact of Honest Tea’s mission.

The company continues to deepen its relationship with Fair Trade certified suppliers in India, China,  and South Africa. Honest Tea has initiated creative marketing partnerships with TerraCycle, Arbor Day Foundation and IndoSole, and was recently ranked by The Huffington Post as one of the leading “8  Revolutionary Socially Responsible Companies.”

Seth serves on the boards of Bethesda Green, Beyond Meat, the American Beverage Association, the state of Maryland’s Economic Development Commission and sits on the Advisory Boards of Net Impact and the Yale School of Management. In September 2013 Seth and Barry celebrated the release of their first business book told in comic book form– Mission in a Bottle – The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently – and Succeeding, which was published by the Crown Business division of Random House.


1:00-3:00pm – Standards Update
Featuring Johanna Mirenda, PCO Policy Director, PCO Certification Staff & Andrew Batdorf, PCO Standards Committee Chair

Livestock Living Conditions
Residue Testing & Unannounced Inspections
Materials Review Service
Expanding PCO Certification Services
100% Grassfed Certification
Forest Grown Verification

2:30-4:30pm – Reception

4:30-6:15pm – Annual Meeting
Featuring Keynote Speaker Seth Goldman, President & TeaEO of Honest Tea

Annual Report
Strategic Plan Update
Board Elections
Awards and Volunteer Recognition

 View the 2014 Annual Meeting program here!