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Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the newsmakers in organic, take part in important discussions about the future of the sector, and help raise the profile of organic on Capitol Hill.
OTA Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days
OTA's Farmers Advisory Council gives organic farmers a voice to directly influence OTA and enables OTA to better represent the diversity of organic producers in its policy and advocacy work.
Farmers are the backbone of the organic sector
OTA’s Board is comprised of 15 diverse individuals, from multiple points along the supply chain, who bring an unparalleled commitment and vision to guide the future direction of OTA.
Meet OTA's Board of Directors
Organic agriculture is governed by the basic rule of allowing natural substances and not allowing synthetic materials. Exceptions to that rule make up the “National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances.”
Know Your National List
OTA's mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people's lives and the environment.

OTA provides the critical trade association roles of watch dogging, advocacy, and expert analysis to advance organic food and farming.

OTA creates new markets for organic products through international promotions, exporter education, business to business connections, and trade negotiations.

OTA tracks market size, growth rates, profitability, distribution channels and evolving consumer perceptions about the $35 billion organic sector.

Read the latest thinking on the most effective programming, governance, and assessment frameworks for an Organic Check-off.

  • May 13, 2015 to May 16, 2015
    Seoul Food Show

    Seoul Food Show

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:30am to Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 5:30pm
    The Seoul Food Show will be held in Seoul, Korea from May 13-16, 2015. OTA's Senior International Trade Manager will be organizing OTA's global market activities in conjunction with the show. To learn more, contact Monique Marez
    The Seoul Food Show will be held in Seoul, Korea from May 13-16, 2015. OTA's Senior I...
  • July 11, 2015 to July 14, 2015
    IFT Conference

    IFT Conference

    Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 8:45am to Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 5:45pm

    The IFT Conference will be held in Chicago, IL from July 11-14, 2015. 


    The IFT Conference will be held in Chicago, IL from July 11-14, 2015.  

The Canada Organic Trade Association promotes the organic sector, educates the public and protects organic product integrity. COTA raises public awareness of the diverse Canadian organic industry through initiatives like national Organic Week and the Think Before You Eat consumer campaign. Member participation ensures that COTA will continue to be a strong voice for organic—to governments, consumers and the media.

The Organic Center is a trusted, go-to source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming. As a non-profit research and education organization, The Center covers up-to-date studies on sustainable agriculture and health, and collaborates with academic and governmental institutions to fill gaps in the current knowledge base about the many benefits of organic food and farming.