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WEBINAR: Global Organic Trade Update & Web-Platform for Organic Sourcing

The Organic Trade Association will share the latest organic trade trends and export activity results for efforts in EU and Asia in an international trade webinar August 17 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Organic Trade Association member Ekowarehouse will give a non-U.S. global organic trade perspective, and introduce the Ekowarehouse platform and how it benefits both organic suppliers and buyers. In addition, Organic Trade Association member Magnis Group will discuss virtual employee options and optimizing social media for brand representation in Europe.

Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 15:30

WEBINAR: What you need to succeed in organic: Regulatory 101

Are you ready for Expo East 2017? The Organic Trade Association will hold a special webinar entitled “What you need to succeed in organic: Regulatory 101” on Thursday, August 10, at 2 p.m EST.  The free webinar is open to all organic stakeholders, focusing on key issues for the best trade show experience. Join Organic Trade Association staffers Gwendolyn Wyard (Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs) and Monique Marez (Director of International Trade) as they discuss industry topics such as regulatory issues, international programs and trade show basics.

Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 14:00

OTA submits comments on GMO labeling standard

OTA submits comments on Proposed National GMO Food Disclosure Standard

Phil LaRocca

Company: 
LaRocca Vineyards
Award: 
Organic Farmer of the Year
Year: 
2017
Headshot: 

Phil LaRocca of LaRocca Vineyards will receive the 2017 Organic Farmer of the Year Leadership Award. A tireless organic farming advocate and farmer for over 40 years, Phil LaRocca has deep organic convictions that he puts into practice on his farm, in his winery, and in the wider community, particularly in California.

Peggy Sutton

Company: 
To Your Health Sprouted Flour
Award: 
Rising Star
Year: 
2017
Headshot: 
Peggy Sutton, Rising Star Organic

Peggy Sutton of To Your Health Sprouted Flour will receive the Rising Star Organic Leadership Award. Before building one of the organic industry’s latest trends, Peggy Sutton of To Your Health Sprouted Flour was an innovator and health-conscious, family-focused home cook. Now, she is an expert in the field of sprouting organic flours and grains. In 2005, Peggy resurrected this ancient method in her kitchen.

Bob Anderson

Company: 
Sustainable Strategies—Advisers in Food and Agriculture
Award: 
Growing the Organic Industry
Year: 
2017
Headshot: 
Bob Anderson, Growing the Organic Industry

Receiving the Growing the Organic Industry leadership Award will be Bob Anderson of Sustainable Strategies—Advisers in Food and Agriculture. Bob first became active in organic by operating the Walnut Acres brand for 30 years beginning in 1969. A long-time organic pioneer, he was the longest-serving chair of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Standards Board. Over his career, he has championed organic standards, helped grow organic businesses, and served domestically and internationally as an ambassador for organic.

Webinar: Hot Trends and Resources for Organic Brands

Attend this great webinar to get information on the market dynamics and consumer trends driving the organic industry. And, as our gift to you, when you register and attend the Webinar, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) will share a ten slide mini-deck chocked full of trends, growth figures and other helpful information you can use immediately to enhance your sales presentations.
 
Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 14:00

OTA submits comments on Organic Check-off

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Jan. 17, 2017 announced it is seeking public comments to a proposal for a nationwide research and promotion check-off program for the organic industry. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has hailed this action as a significant step that will advance the growing organic sector and have important and long-lasting benefits for organic farmers, businesses and consumers alike.

Sustainable Food Summit

The Sustainable Food Summit will be held June 1-2 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. OTA will present at the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit a gathering of more than 120 senior executives from the food industry to debate key sustainability issues. The aim of the Sustainable Foods Summit is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues.

Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 14:45 to Friday, June 2, 2017 - 16:45

IFT 2017 Annual Meeting and Food Expo

The IFT 2017 Annual Meeting and Food Expo will take place in Las Vegas, NV, June 25-28, 2017. The Organic Trade Association will be attending and presenting in a session titled "Developing Organic and Natural Ingredients for Use in Organic Products." Attendees will learn about several approaching regulatory changes to the USDA organic regulations on the use of natural flavors, colors, carrageenan and celery powder and gain an appreciation of the market opportunity available for food technologists who specialize in creating organic and

Date: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:00 to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 18:00

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