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Thursday, February 2, 2017

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Organic in Portland Regional Networking Event

Organic in Portland Regional Networking Event

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 4:30pm to Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:30pm

Please join the Organic Trade Association (OTA) Board of Directors in Portland, Oregon, for a regional meeting and networking event on Wednesday, February 1 at the Hilton Portland

The OTA Board will be in town for Organicology and its annual winter Board meeting and retreat, and would like the opportunity to hear from you and your colleagues in the Pacific Northwest organic community. Board members will facilitate a discussion about issues facing organic food and fiber farmers, processors, distributors, retailers and others in the region.

You'll hear directly from Board Members about the trade association's major initiatives and plans for the opportunities and uncertainties that lie ahead in 2017. The Board is also eager to hear YOUR PRIORITIES, and help connect the dots about how OTA can help your organic business thrive.

We'll end the meeting with a reception co-hosted by OTA, Accredited Certifiers Association, Organic Materials Review Institute, Sustainable Food Trade Association, Tilth, and Organicology.

On behalf of the Organic Trade Association Board of Directors, we hope to see you there!


PROGRAM

4:30 - 5:30 PM:
Facilitated business conversation. Members of the Portland area organic sector will participate in a dialog about challenges and opportunities for organic in the Portland area.

5:30 - 7:00 PM:
Organic appetizers and drinks will be served at a reception co-hosted by OTA, Accredited Certifiers Association, Organic Materials Review Institute, Sustainable Food Trade Association, Tilth, and Organicology.

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4:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Organicology

Organicology

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 5:00pm

The 2017 Organicology Conference, featuring the latest research and education and networking for organic stakeholders, will take place Feb. 2-4 in Portland, OR. Organicology, held every two years, is organized by the Organically Grown Company, Oregon Tilth, Sustainable Food Trade Association, and Organic Seed Alliance.

OTA's CEO Laura Batcha will speak during a workshop session on Selling to the Masses on Friday, February 3 from 3:30 - 5:00pm and during a roundable discussion on Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Policy in the Next Farm Bill on Saturday, February 4 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. 

OTA's Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Gwendolyn Wyard will present in the panel Organic Regulatory Update and Policy Primer on Friday, February 3 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. 

OTA's Farm Policy Director Nate Lewis will present in an All-day solution-shop on Transition and Growth in the Organic Sector on Thursday, February 2 and in the session Organic Integrity: Managing the seemingly impossible on Friday, February 3 from 3:30 - 5pm. 

 

9:00am to 5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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