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Celebrating Organic Leadership Award winners

OTA’s Annual Awards Celebration took place on Wednesday, September 25, at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The celebration honored OTA’s 2013 Organic Leadership Awards recipients Arran and Ratana Stephens of Nature’s Path Foods with the Growing Organic Industry Award, Kyle Mathison of Stemilt Growers with the Organic Farmer of the Year Award, and Karen and Colin [...]

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Organic PAC at the ballpark was a win-win!

Organic PAC was the beneficiary of a successful fundraiser at Camden Yards on Thursday, September 26. The private suite was filled with industry supporters enjoying stadium fare and the company of their colleagues while rooting for the Baltimore home team. Guests relaxed and enjoyed an exciting game that included four home runs by the Orioles  [...]

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Stop in at OTA’s Booth

For those attending All Things Organic/Natural Products East this week, make sure to stop in at Booth 2205 to visit with OTA staff and enjoy OTA’s Member Hospitality Lounge. The All Things Organic Conference Track  and other activities related to All Things Organic  are posted online for reference.

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Fiber Forum to meet

OTA will be holding a Fiber Forum meeting at All Things Organic/Natural Products Expo East on Friday, Sept. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. Please join Gwendolyn Wyard, OTA’s Regulatory Director of Organic Standards and Food Safety and GOTS Technical Committee Representative in North America, along with Sandra Marquardt, the GOTS Representative in North America, in Room 302 of [...]

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Full Canada overview

If you’re going to Natural Products Expo East and you do business in Canada, don’t miss the session entitled “Canada Organic: What you need to know” on Friday, Sept. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 314 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Canada has a unique retail landscape and consumer base. COTA will unveil [...]

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Government Affairs Forum to meet at Expo East

OTA will be holding a Government Affairs Forum meeting at Natural Products Expo East on Friday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. Please join OTA’s Director of Legislative Affairs Marni Karlin and OTA’s Director of Organic Standards and Food Safety Gwendolyn Wyard in Room 301 to learn about OTA’s efforts concerning legislative matters, organic standards, and [...]

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All Things Organic Conference spotlight

The All Things Organic Conference Track held in conjunction with All Things Organic/Natural Products Expo East Sept. 26-27 in Baltimore, MD, offers the opportunity to hear directly from those making news in organic. Don’t miss the Thursday, Sept. 26, session on Organic Sector Integrity slated for 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 314 of the [...]

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Two spots available in Baltimore HACCP course

OTA is once again joining forces with NSF’s Training and Education division to offer a highly specialized HACCP for the Organic Professional course. This two-day class Sept. 24–25 in Baltimore will provides instruction in the seven principles of HACCP, how they relate to prerequisite and organic certification programs, how to write HACCP and implement plans [...]

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International Forum to meet in Baltimore

OTA will now be holding its International Forum meeting at Natural Products Expo East on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 8.30 to 10 a.m. Please join us in Room 302 to learn about OTA’s efforts concerning international trade, and share your thoughts on trade barriers and where OTA should be focusing its efforts. For more information, [...]

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Only a handful of tickets left for Annual Awards Celebration

Tickets are nearly sold out for OTA’s Annual Awards Celebration, scheduled for Wednesday evening, Sept. 25, preceding Natural Products Expo East. Come and celebrate with OTA’s Organic Leadership Award recipients while enjoying fresh and innovate dishes offered by Rouge Fine Catering at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Order tickets here.

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