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Organic & Non-GMO Forum 2017

The third annual Organic & Non-GMO Forum: Oilseeds and Grains at the Crossroads will take place November 6-7 in St. Louis, MO.  The forum brings together handlers, buyers and processors to address current and future challenges in meeting growing demand for organic and non-GMO products and other emerging opportunities for specialization in conventional agriculture. This event covers both the practical and business end of the organic, non-GMO and conventional supply chain and addresses the growing opportunities and significant challenges in this sector.

Date: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 11:15 to Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 09:15

Farm Bill Listening Session with Rep. Annie Kuster: Hanover, NH

Congresswoman Annie Kuster invites you to join her for a Farm Bill Listening Session. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts on agriculture, nutrition, land conservation, forestry, rural development as Congresswoman Kuster and the House Agriculture Committee begin work on the 2018 Farm Bill.

Tuesday, August 22
Dartmouth Organic Farm
100 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH
11:00 AM – 12:30PM

Date: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:00

Farm Bill Listening Session with Rep. Annie Kuster: Boscawen, NH

Congresswoman Annie Kuster invites you to join her for a Farm Bill Listening Session. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts on agriculture, nutrition, land conservation, forestry, rural development as Congresswoman Kuster and the House Agriculture Committee begin work on the 2018 Farm Bill.

Wednesday, August 16
UNH Cooperative Extension
315 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH
3:00PM – 4:30PM

Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 15:00

Farm Bill Listening Session: Decatur, IL

Do you have a few hours to make a BIG difference for organic? Attending the upcoming Farm Bill listening session in Decatur, Illinois is one of the most important things you can do to give organic producers and processors a voice in shaping our nation’s food and agricultural policy. On Wednesday, August 30, Organic Trade Association is asking you to attend and advocate directly for Farm Bill policies that promote a healthy organic marketplace, ensure that organic farmers continue to be successful, and expand organic production.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 09:00

Farm Bill Listening Session: Salinas, CA

Do you have a few hours to make a BIG difference for organic? Attending the upcoming Farm Bill roundtable discussion with House Agriculture Committee members Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16), and Ranking Member Congressman Collin Peterson (MN-07) in Salinas, CA is one of the most important things you can do to give organic producers and processors a voice in shaping our nation’s food and agricultural policy.

Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 09:30

Provender Alliance Conference 2017

The 2017 Provender Alliance Conference will be held October 4-6 in Hood River, OR. Organic Trade Association staff will hold a session on "Shedding Light on the Controversial Shopping Basket." To learn more or to connect with OTA staff at the conference, please contact Gwendolyn Wyard

Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:30 to Friday, October 6, 2017 - 19:30

Pennsylvania Certified Organic’s FarmFest

The Organic Trade Association will be taking part in the Pennsylvania Certified Organic’s (PCO) FarmFest on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall, PA. The event will feature Tom Beddard of Lady Moon Farms as the keynote speaker, live music, family activities and educational workshops, demos and discussions.

Date: 
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:45 to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 18:45

Texas A&M AgriLife Research Rice Field Day

The Organic Center will be presenting at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Rice Field Day on July 13, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas.  The afternoon will feature information about our organic rice program, with the objectives of providing updated information about organic rice production and management, reporting on the progress of our project, and getting input from our stakeholder advisory board.  We’ll also be giving an organic rice field tour to talk about disease control, nutrient management, insect control, and variety performance.  Field tours will be followed by an organic rice workshop

Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 14:00

The Organic Center at Good Earth

The Organic Center will provide a workshop for Good Earth employees showcasing studies on the impacts of organic food and farming on human and environmental health, and highlighting projects conducted by the Center in those areas. Contact Jessica Shade to learn more.

Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 15:00

United Nation’s Forum on Sustainable Agricultural Development

The Organic Center was invited to give a presentation at the United Nation’s Forum on Sustainable Agricultural Development on July 6, 2017.  The Forum will focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, and calls on the international community to “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture” by 2030 using 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 21:00 to Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 20:00

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