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Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo West will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. OTA will host a full schedule of membership activities and events in conjunction with the trade show.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 09:00 to Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 18:00

EcoFarm Conference

EcoFarm Conference will be held January 25-28, 2017 at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA.


Pre-Conference Organic Produce Meeting Series

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will host a pre-conference organic produce meeting series in Pacific Grove, California prior to the conference.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 17:45

Read OTA's NOSB Report

The National Organic Program (NOP) has posted the Proposals and Discussion Documents to be discussed and voted on the next National Organic Standards Board meeting (NOSB) Nov. 16-18 in St. Louis, MO. 

Impact to organic from GMO labeling bills

7.29.16: The mandatory GMO labeling bill introduced by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow passed the Senate and the House of Representatives, and was signed by President Obama on July 29, 2016. Read OTA’s messages to our membership.

Publicly support the Organic Check-Off

Thousands of certified organic farmers, ranchers, handlers, processors, distributors, and other businesses across the organic supply chain are voicing their support for this trailblazing program that will fund research for today’s producers, provide technical assistance for tomorrow’s farmers, and educate consumers on the value of organic food and farming.

David Vetter

Company: 
Grain Place Foods
Award: 
Growing the Organic Industry
Year: 
2016
Headshot: 

Selected to receive the Organic Trade Association's 2016 Organic Leadership Award for Growing the Organic Industry, David Vetter has unselfishly mentored and shared information about organic to countless numbers of farmers transitioning to organic production, from Canada to Central America, from Europe to Australia.
 

Organic Week in Washington, D.C.

Organic Week in Washington, D.C., is the Organic Trade Association’s signature event and the only one of its kind.

  • It is a celebration of the organic supply chain. Everyone from small organic producers to major growers, from family-run organic operations to nationwide companies, from researchers and policy advocates to distributors and retailers will all come together to advance organic policy priorities.

Date: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 17:00

Mike Fata

Company: 
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods
Award: 
Rising Star
Year: 
2016
Headshot: 

Mike Fata of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods first became involved in the organic industry in his twenties shortly after he helped legalize industrial hemp in Canada and started Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods. Partnering directly with Canadian farmers, he has advocated for more organic acres for over a decade. As CEO of Manitoba Harvest, he has insisted on organic options and helped bring organic to mainstream markets in North America and around the world.
 

Provender Alliance Conference

Registration is now open for the 40th annual Provender Alliance Educational Conference to be held October 5-7 in Hood River, OR. The Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center will be present at this event. 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 09:45 to Friday, October 7, 2016 - 17:45
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