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Reps urged to take part in IFOAM General Assembly

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) will hold its General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey, October 16 and 17 at the Harbiye Military Museum. The General Assembly, which begins at 9 a.m. on October 16, is the place where you can exercise your voting power and influence directly the strategic direction of IFOAM. You can [...]

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Natural & clean label debate

Navigator-USA will hold a free online debate on Natural & Clean Label Trends on Tuesday, Sept. 30, starting at 11:30 a.m. EDT. Panelists will include Nicole Dawes (CEO of OTA member Late July Organic Snacks), Phil Anson (CEO of EVOL Foods), Kristen Polovoy (attorney with Montgomery McCracken), Stephen Gardner (Director of Litigation for the Center [...]

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October 14 webinar on using cover crop mixtures

Join eOrganic for an October 14 webinar focusing on “Using Cover Crop Mixtures to Achieve Multiple Goals on the Farm,” in which a team of researchers at Penn State University will discuss the use of cover crop “cocktails” or mixtures to achieve weed suppression, nitrogen scavenging, nitrogen provisioning, and attracting beneficial insects and pollinators. Results [...]

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Natural & clean label debate

Navigator-USA will hold a free online debate on Natural & Clean Label Trends on Tuesday, Sept. 30, starting at 11:30 a.m. EDT. Panelists will include Nicole Dawes (CEO of OTA member Late July Organic Snacks), Phil Anson (CEO of EVOL Foods), Kristen Polovoy (attorney with Montgomery McCracken), Stephen Gardner (Director of Litigation for the Center [...]

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Conference spotlight: Organic=Non-GMO, and a whole lot more!

By law, organic products and those ‘made with organic ingredients’ cannot be produced using GMOs. Are secondary certifications necessary? In this session to be held Thursday, Sept. 18.during All Things Organic, you will hear from a panel of experts on this topic, and learn about a new consumer education toolkit available for retailers and producers of [...]

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Countdown to Leadership 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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Batter up for Organic PAC

Interested in being involved in Organic PAC? If so, you have the opportunity Friday, September 19, to spend an evening watching the Baltimore Orioles play the Boston Red Sox from a private suite in Camden Yards. Join us for stadium fare and frosty beverages while viewing the game from left field in a climate-controlled box. [...]

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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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