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The OTA Calendar is full of events that are either organized or attended by OTA. We are pleased to organize and support dozens of events that advance organic agriculture and trade throughout the year. Some of these are signature OTA events hosted for members, while others are regional, national, or international conferences where OTA staff are featured keynotes and panelists. Whether we’re bringing the latest news and trends about the organic industry to diverse audiences, sponsoring business networking gatherings, or hosting listening sessions to gather feedback from the sector, you can count on OTA to be part of the action. 

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  • Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 4:00pm
    OTA's Strengthening Organic Enforcement Education Series: Organic Integrity Database with NOP

    OTA's Strengthening Organic Enforcement Education Series: Organic Integrity Database with NOP

    Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 4:00pm

     

    As an exclusive benefit to OTA members, we are hosting OTA's Strengthening Organic Enforcement Education Series through the remainder of 2023 to help ensure your business is ready for the compliance deadline of March 19, 2024.

    Join us on Thursday, June 8 at 4 pm Eastern / 1 pm Pacific for a webinar exploring the Organic Integrity Database. National Organic Program Deputy Administrator Jennifer Tucker, PhD, will explain the ins and outs of the OID as a tool for organic market integrity and development. 

    Register Here

    Topics covered will include:

    • What is the Organic Integrity Database and how do I use it
    • Using the Database to mitigate and prevent fraud 
    • How to find key data points, including acreage and sourcing information through the OID 
    • Source for suppliers and to document compliance through the Database 
    • How the Database is being used in the implementation of the new strengthening of enforcement rulemaking
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      As an exclusive benefit to OTA members, we are hosting OTA's Strengthening Organic Enforcement Education Series through the remainder of 2023 to help ensure your business is ready ...
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 2:00pm
    Annual Membership Meeting

    Annual Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 2:00pm

    As a member of The Organic Trade Association, you are invited to attend our virtual Annual Membership Meeting on June 28 at 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT. Join us to meet the newly seated Board of Directors, receive updates on OTA financials, member council annual reports and overview, new engagement opportunities, SOE updates, and the unveiling of our new strategic mission and vision. Don’t miss out, register now! 

    We look forward to bringing members together to connect on advocacy and association business. As part of this interactive and engaging virtual event you will:

    • Meet our new incoming Board of Directors
    • Receive OTA financial and membership updates
    • Explore key trade association priorities
    • Member Council Annual Reports & Overview
    • New engagement opportunities 
    • SOE update
    • The Organic Center research projects 

    Register now!

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    As a member of The Organic Trade Association, you are invited to attend our virtual Annual Membership Meeting on June 28 at 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT. Join us to meet the ...
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 5:00pm
    Organic Produce Summit 2023

    Organic Produce Summit 2023

    Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 5:00pm

    Are you a business in organic produce or looking for a plethora of organic produce products? The Organic Produce Summit is the only event dedicated exclusively to bringing together organic fresh produce growers, shippers, and processors with retail and buying organizations from across the globe. OPS 2023 will be held at Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California from July 12-13, this summit will include a selection of field tours for retailers and buyers, a gala opening night reception, and a sold-out trade show floor featuring over 170 producers and processors of organic fresh produce from across North America and around the globe. 

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    OPS will have the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) session discussing the rule that went into effect on March 20 of this year, and the impact businesses have until March 19, 2024, to comply with its requirements. In this SOE session, OPS attendees will hear from leaders from across the organic produce supply chain about how their operations and how they are getting ready to address the most impactful changes before the 2024 implementation. The session will be moderated by Gwendolyn Wyard, Organic Trade Association’s VP of Regulatory Affairs. The SOE rule is the biggest update to USDA organic regulations since they were first published in 2000, and its aim is to bolster organic integrity and consumer confidence in the USDA. Be sure to attend this session for insight from organic leaders!

     

    Check out the program schedule here.

    Are you a business in organic produce or looking for a plethora of organic produce products? The Organic Produce Summit is the only event dedicated exclusively to bringing together orga...
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 8:30am to Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 6:00pm
    NOSB Fall 2023 Meeting

    NOSB Fall 2023 Meeting

    Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 8:30am to Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 6:00pm

    The NOSB will meet in Providence, RI to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2024, and recommendations on organic policies. Please visit the NOSB Meetings page for further information and instructions.

    Meeting Information: TBD

     

    The NOSB will meet in Providence, RI to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset ...

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