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OTA to host discussion on expanding organic grains

The U.S. Organic Grain Collaboration is seeking input from farmers on a strategic plan to increase market opportunities and investments that will help to support the expansion of organic grain production (feed grade and food grade). The collaborative will host the discussion immediately following the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society’s field day at the NDSU Research Extension Center [...]

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Nominations open for OTA’s Board of Directors

OTA’s Board of Directors has recommended the following slate of candidates for the upcoming 2015 elections this summer. Up for election are three U.S. seats. The Board will also appoint one U.S. member, and the COTA Board will appoint one Canadian member to the Board. Samantha Cabaluna, VP Communications & Marketing, Earthbound Farm Perry Clutts, [...]

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Promoting organic state-by-state at NASDA meeting

OTA will host its second annual meal at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Annual Meeting this September, where state agriculture directors discuss key national policy issues and network with stakeholders. OTA will be there to address NASDA members and wow them with an all-organic meal featuring sponsor products, communicating the message [...]

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OTA tagline contest

OTA’s Board of Directors in April adopted revised Mission and Vision statements to better reflect OTA’s objectives for the future, and shared the long-term vision for the trade association to lead the organic sector into the year 2030 with the membership. It also launched a corporate tagline contest to take the organization forward. OTA’s current [...]

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Organic Report to reach all U.S. certified operations

Want to reach out to all U.S. certified organic operations? The upcoming spring edition of OTA’s Organic Report magazine will be mailed to all U.S. certified organic businesses. That means over 19,000 operations. If your company would like to be included with a display ad in this edition, contact Danielle Morrissey at OTA. The final [...]

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Final call for ideas for All Things Organic Conference

This year’s All Things Organic Conference will take place September 17-19, and will be co-located in Baltimore with Natural Products Expo East. There, OTA will present a slate of educational sessions of critical interest to organic stakeholders. These sessions are offered at no additional cost to show attendees. Past speakers have included thought leaders from industry, [...]

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All Things Organic Conference – Last call for ideas

This year’s All Things Organic Conference will take place September 17-19, and will be co-located in Baltimore with Natural Products Expo East. There, OTA will present a slate of educational sessions of critical interest to organic stakeholders. These sessions are offered at no additional cost to show attendees. Past speakers have included thought leaders from industry, [...]

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Nominations open for OTA’s Board of Directors

OTA’s Board of Directors has unanimously recommended the following slate of candidates for the upcoming 2015 elections to be held this summer. Up for election are three U.S. seats. The Board will also appoint one U.S. member, and the COTA Board will appoint one Canadian member to the Board. Samantha Cabaluna, VP Communications & Marketing, [...]

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OTA tagline contest

During OTA’s Organic Week in D.C. in April, OTA’s Board of Directors adopted revised Mission and Vision statements to better reflect OTA’s objectives for the future, and shared the long-term vision for the trade association to lead the organic sector into the year 2030 with the membership. It also launched a corporate tagline contest to [...]

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Don’t forget to read over latest check-off framework

OTA, in collaboration with a diverse industry steering committee, has been engaged in extensive dialogue with the organic sector to create a consolidated vision for an Organic Check-off program to fund organic research and promotion. Based on feedback from certified operators, producer organizations, and other interested stakeholders, the framework has been revised, adjusted, and fine-tuned [...]

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