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Join in organic’s first Social Media Festival Sept 8-17

OTA is excited to announce “Organic-Palooza,” the industry’s first-ever Social Media Festival. We encourage you to take part in this very engaging and fun online event to share the benefits of organic nationwide. September is “Organic Month,” a phenomenal opportunity and national platform to engage with organic thought-leaders, media and the public at large. With [...]

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Support for first-time exhibitors at BioFach

New U.S. exhibitors to BioFach Germany will have the first opportunity to showcase their products in the Organic Trade Association (OTA) booth within the U.S. Pavilion in February 2015. The first-time exhibitor package for U.S. organic suppliers is $500. This includes a tabletop display within OTA’s booth and reimbursement for airfare and hotel expenses (based on [...]

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Thought-provoking State of the Organic Industry discussion among offerings at Expo East

State of the Organic Industry The State of the Organic Industry panel at this year’s All Things Organic Conference will bring a diverse group of influencers together to discuss the current and future state of organic.   Moderator: Samuel Fromartz,  Author & Editor-in-Chief, Food & Environment Reporting Network Anne Alonzo, Administrator, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service [...]

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Session to look at U.S.-Canada organic equivalence

Among the All Things Organic sessions at Natural Products East will be one exploring the future of the U.S.-Canada organic equivalence arrangement. Canada is the U.S.’s foremost organic trading partner due in no small part to the ground-breaking equivalence arrangement signed between the two nations in 2009. It was the first such equivalency arrangement worldwide [...]

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Get your tickets for OTA’s awards celebration

Join us to celebrate three outstanding visionaries by attending OTA’s Annual Leadership Awards Celebration  from 6:30 – 10 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East. Receiving Leadership Awards during the evening will be Marty Mesh, Executive Director of Florida Certified Organic Growers and [...]

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International trade briefing

Don’t miss out on a dynamic international trade briefing and discussion planned from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, September 19, in Room 303 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Join Bob Anderson (OTA’s International Trade Advisor), Monique Marez (OTA’s Senior International Trade Manager), and Nate Lewis (OTA’s Senior Crops and Livestock Specialist) for an update on [...]

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Sustainability Innovations highlighted at All Things Organic

Organic is arguably the world’s most sustainable agricultural system. Beyond creating organic products, some companies have initiated sweeping programs to analyze and improve corporate sustainability. Join us for a panel discussion – Lessons in Sustainability – on Thursday, September 18th from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in room 315 of the Baltimore Convention Center to hear case studies [...]

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Still time to register for residue sampling webinar

Register for OTA’s residue sampling webinar. Join OTA’s Nathaniel Lewis on August 19 from 10 a.m. to Noon PST (1– 3 p.m. EST) to learn about residue sampling under the USDA National Organic Program. This webinar is free for OTA members. Lewis will also conduct a second webinar session on residue sampling geared towards training [...]

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Register for residue sampling webinar

Register for OTA’s residue sampling webinar. Join OTA’s Nathaniel Lewis on August 19 from 10 a.m. to Noon PST (1– 3 p.m. EST) to learn about residue sampling under the USDA National Organic Program. This webinar is free for OTA members.  Lewis will also conduct a second webinar session on residue sampling geared towards training [...]

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Mark your calendars!

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is excited to host a full schedule of membership activities and events in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East from Wednesday, September 17, through Saturday, September 20. This exciting week in Baltimore serves as one of the primary, annual gathering places for the OTA membership, and this year your trade association will [...]

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