OTA’s Annual Fund is in full swing. The Annual Fund provides nearly one-fifth of OTA’s annual budget—this funding allows OTA to continue to promote, protect, and position the organic sector for success. Thanks to the following donors who pledged their support this past week: Wholesome!™ who joined the Leadership Circle, Chelten House Products Inc., Clarkson [...]
OTA would like to thank the following companies who pledged their support for the OTA Annual Fund this past week: Elan/Natural Flavors (who joined the Leadership Circle), Access Organic Sales, I Love Produce LLC, Marroquin Organic International Inc., and RedWillow Organics. The Annual Fund makes up one-fifth of our trade association’s annual budget, but we [...]
OTA and The Organic Center look forward to offering opportunities to bring people together for business, networking, and socializing at Natural Products Expo West. Check out OTA’s website for details. While at Expo West, make sure to visit OTA in Booth #2724 on the trade show floor to chat with staff and learn more about [...]
There will be a members-only meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, in the Santa Monica Room at the Hilton Anaheim to continue discussing how OTA and its members can get the organic message out to the public in the most effective, positive and compelling way, and to establish a regular dialogue with [...]
Come join us Saturday, March 7, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Platinum Ballroom 1 at the Anaheim Marriot for GRO Organic: Raise your voice for the industry check-off. Thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill, USDA is now authorized to consider an application for a check-off program from the organic sector. OTA is currently reaching [...]
OTA members and others are invited to a breakfast and an update on The Only Organic Campaign—which is changing the landscape of organic—to be held Friday, March 6, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Expo West Convention Center, Room 201A. Please RSVP to Katrina@onlyorganic.org.
OTA’s Board of Directors met for its winter meeting and annual retreat in mid-January in Boulder, Colorado. The Board members had two very busy days of business meetings, strategic planning discussions, and networking with the diverse Colorado organic business community. They adopted a 15-year vision for OTA, established new Bold Steps for the association, and [...]
In other action, the Board renewed the appointments of Kelly Shea (WhiteWave Foods), Thomas Harding (AgriSystems International), Cathy Calfo (CCOF), and Steve Crider (Amy’s Kitchen) to OTA’s Organic Political Action Committee (Organic PAC). New members appointed were Melody Meyer (UNFI), Jay Fishman (High Quality Organics), and David Anthony (Naturepedic)—welcome! Officers of Organic PAC are PAC [...]
OTA would like to thank the following companies who pledged their support for the OTA Annual Fund this week: Activ International Inc., Aurora Organic Dairy, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Flavor Producers, Organically Grown Company, Phoenix Aromas & Essential Oils Inc., Rembrandt Foods, The Lebermuth Company Inc., and Swanson Packaging LLC. [...]
The Annual Fund provides critical resources for OTA’s legislative and regulatory work, in addition to many other priorities. With your support, OTA will remain poised for action, allowing you to keep your focus on your business. Please learn more about our 2015 priorities and consider supporting OTA’s 2015 Annual Fund Campaign today.