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Last chance to sponsor daily giveaways during #OrganicFestival

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in Organic Myth Busting Month, OTA’s second annual social media festival happening in September. This 30-day social media campaign is aimed at bringing the entire organic industry together behind a common mission to correct long-held myths and misconceptions about organic. There are two ways you can participate now: Sponsor […]

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Perdue Agribusiness hosts Ag Field Days

Perdue Agribusiness, an OTA member ingredient supplier, invites OTA members for its annual Ag Field Days starting at 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, August 12. Join OTA staff at the Perdue AgriBusiness Organic Knowledge Plot in Hurlock, MD, to learn more about techniques geared toward increasing yields in organic production. RSVP by Thursday, July 30, […]

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Organic greenhouse certification webinar

The CCOF Foundation is holding a two-hour webinar Aug. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. PDT to cover requirements for organic certification of greenhouse operations. Instructors will include CCOF Grower Certification Specialist Amber Pool, Kyle Harmon of Growers Transplanting Inc., Andrew Wall from the Cabrillo College Horticulture Department, and Dr. David Headrick, faculty advisor of […]

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Webinar on environmental benefits of organic farming

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is hosting a four-part webinar series exploring the environmental benefits of organic agriculture. The series is moderated by Betsy Rakola, USDA’s Organic Policy Advisor. The third webinar entitled “Environmental Benefits of Organic Agriculture: Soil” will be Thursday, August 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Speakers will be Michel Cavigelli, […]

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Calling all OTA Fiber members

As a follow-up to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) strategy meeting OTA attended last month in Frankfurt, Germany, OTA fiber member companies are invited to take part in a one-hour conference call Tuesday, July 21, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Pacific Time)  learn about the results from that gathering. In addition, there will be […]

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Early bird discount ends July 15 for Awards Celebration

OTA’s annual Organic Leadership Awards Celebration will be held at the Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore, MD, September 16 from 6:30 to10 p.m.,  This memorable celebration will host OTA’s annual membership meeting and toast three inspirational leaders—honorees who will receive the Growing the Organic Industry, Rising Star, and Organic Farmer of the Year awards. […]

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Last chance to submit entry for OTA corporate tagline

Here is your last chance to submit an entry for OTA’s corporate tagline contest. The goal is to replace OTA’s current tagline—“Cultivating a strong organic industry since 1985”—with a fresh and forward-looking tagline. The OTA Board’s 15-Year Vision Task Force will narrow down the results and select (or adjust) their favorite tagline. The winning tagline […]

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Webinar on understanding organic labeling and other claims

Oregon Tilth (OTCO) will host a webinar on July 7 from noon to 1 p.m. Pacific Time on organic labeling requirements and other labeling claims. Join OTCO and OTA staff to learn about the intricacies of various label claims and how to ensure that your labels are compliant. Register for this free webinar online.

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Webinar to introduce produce marketing news

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is presenting a live interactive webinar on its Fruit & Vegetable News Organic Reporting on Thursday, July 16, from 2-3 p.m. EST. The free webinar will introduce its Fruit & Vegetable Market news, the scope of the agency’s organic reporting capabilities, and how to use AMS’ Market News Portal to […]

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Organic goes viral for 30 days in September

We hope you can join us September 1 – 30 in support of “Organic Myth-Busting Month“, our second annual social media festival in which OTA and its members unite to engage one-on-one with consumers, media and influencers over a common theme and mission to correct long-held myths and misconceptions about organic. Last year’s inaugural, 10-day […]

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