In the recent OTA Board of Directors election, Sarah Bird of Annie’s Inc., Tony Bedard of Frontier Co-op, and Melody Meyer of UNFI Inc. were re-elected to three-year terms. In addition, Kim Dietz of Smucker Natural Foods and Jesse LaFlamme of Pete and Gerry’s have been appointed by the Board to fill the remaining three-year positions. […]
OTA’s Board will meet Wednesday, September 17 from 8:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center. OTA welcomes members to attend and observe its Board meetings with the exception of any Executive Session. If you wish to attend the Baltimore meeting or formally address the Board, regarding a specific topic or issue, please contact OTA.
Votes for candidates in OTA’s Board of Directors election must be cast by midnight this Wednesday, July 30. Official voting contacts for OTA member companies are reminded to cast your vote—either by paper ballot OR use the voting code that was sent to you to fill out the electronic ballot. If you want to vote […]
Voting has begun in OTA’s Board of Directors election, with an impressive slate of candidates on the ballot. If you are the official voting contact for your company, please make sure to cast your ballot before the election closes on July 30. You may either send back the paper ballot OR use the voting code […]
It is election season at OTA for OTA’s Board of Directors. Ballots were mailed this past week to the official representative of each OTA member company, with voting taking place through July 30. We have an impressive slate of candidates. If you are the voting contact for your company, please make sure to cast your […]
COTA members should be on the lookout for a full ballot package by mail for COTA’s Board of Directors election. The ballots include information on confidential voting by reply mail or online ballot. This year, two members will be elected to the Board, and a third appointed by the incoming Board. The 2014 COTA ballot […]
We also want to remind you that it is election season at OTA. Ballots are being mailed this week, with voting taking place through July 30. It’s an impressive slate of candidates. If you are the voting contact for your company, please make sure to cast your ballot.
At its January Retreat, the Board began work on developing a long-term vision for OTA using the membership survey results as a jumping-off point. After completing a back-casting exercise to begin the visioning, the Board created a task force, co-chaired by Laura Batcha, OTA’s Executive Director and CEO, and Board member Missy Hughes of Organic […]
Following the success of the recently established Farmers Advisory Council, the Board completed a feasibility assessment and voted to reinstitute a sector council system for members. These councils would provide ongoing opportunities for networking, information development and sharing, along with identifying and communicating sector issues, ideas, and concerns to OTA staff and Board. Sector councils […]
Preceding OTA’s successful 2014 Policy Conference, Hill Visits, and Farmers Advisory Council Summit, the Board of Directors kicked off “Organic Week in Washington” with an in-person full Board meeting. It’s been a number of weeks, but we wanted to make sure and follow up with some highlights of the major topics addressed during our meeting. […]