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Do you know a Rising Star in the organic sector?

OTA’s Organic Leadership Awards nominations are now open. One of the three Organic Leadership Awards this year will be given to a Rising Star. Nominations for the Rising Star Award should be individuals who have demonstrated personal commitment and vision as an emerging leader in the organic industry, and who have distinguished themselves professionally for [...]

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Nominate organic leaders, game changers, and innovators

OTA’s Organic Leadership Awards are given annually to individuals who have shown leadership and vision in furthering the goals of the organic movement. For 2015, OTA is accepting nominations for three Organic Leadership awards. Nominees for the Growing Organic Industry Award should be individuals who have been game changers through action in such areas as [...]

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Nominations sought for 2015 Organic Leadership Awards

Please help honor heroes in the organic sector by submitting a nomination for OTA’s Organic Leadership Awards. This year’s categories are Growing the Organic Industry, Organic Farmer of the Year, and Rising Star. Visit OTA’s website for selection criterion and nomination forms. Nominations and letters of endorsement will be due by late April. Contact Tessa [...]

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Organic Industry Survey – make your voice counted

Each year, the Organic Trade Association undertakes a major project that is a key piece in your trade association’s role as the go-to place for anyone seeking information about U.S. organic products in the marketplace. This project is OTA’s annual Organic Industry Survey. The information collected is used to demonstrate the strength of the U.S. [...]

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Momentum continues thanks to your support

OTA would like to thank the following companies who pledged their support for the OTA Annual Fund this past week: Earthbound Farm (the newest Leadership Circle member), Choice Sales & Marketing, Ciranda Inc., Global Organics Ltd., Horizon Distributors, Kendall Frozen Fruits, Meridian Trading Co., Nature’s International Certification Services, New Connections Marketing Group Inc., Organic India, [...]

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Don’t miss us at Expo West

OTA and The Organic Center look forward to offering a number of 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 [...]

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Organic Series: The Science Supporting Organic Benefits

As part of Expo West’s Organic Series, The Organic Center will present a workshop on Thursday, March 5, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriot Grand Ballroom G/H covering the latest studies about the human health and environmental benefits of organic agriculture on Environmental topics will include studies showing the benefits of organic [...]

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Non-GMO Series: Organic and Non-GMO – Can We Get Along?

In Expo West’s Non-GMO Series, there will be a panel discussion on which OTA will take part from 3-4 p.m. Friday, March 6, in the Anaheim Marriot Grand Ballroom F on “Organic and Non-GMO—Can We Get Along?” Members of the organic food industry have growing concerns that consumers will choose products labeled non-GMO over certified [...]

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Reserve space for OTA Forum, Task Force, and Council Meetings

OTA’s diverse member communities are encouraged to meet in person at Expo West to discuss everything from GMO labeling to food safety regulations to international trade barriers. OTA Board and staff are eager to sit down with members for focused discussions on the opportunities and challenges facing the sector. If you are interested in scheduling [...]

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Register now for organic farming research symposium

The Organic Agriculture Research Symposium (OARS) will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and Department of Agronomy Feb. 25-26 in La Crosse, WI, just prior to the MOSES Organic Farming Conference. More than 40 presenters from across the United Statesand abroad will share the latest developments in organic farming [...]

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