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COTA Board Retreat

On June 25-27, the COTA Board of Directors met in Winnipeg, MB, for its annual Strategic Retreat. The retreat serves as an opportunity for the Board to unite and discuss the issues COTA has addressed throughout the year, as well as any relevant current issues. This year’s meeting included a trip to Manitoba Harvest’s headquarters, […]

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OTA Farmer Board member in the news

OTA’s Farmer Advisory Council (FAC) Chair and Board Member Perry Clutts was highlighted in Progressive Dairyman last week. The article covered Perry’s journey back to his family farm in Ohio and the holistic approach he takes to raising dairy cows. Perry realized that the success of an organic dairy is based on healthy soils and incorporated on-farm composting to provide this foundation. His […]

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Nominations now open for OTA’s Board of Directors

OTA Trade members may nominate members to run for the OTA Board of Directors election this summer, in addition to the slate of candidates recommended by the Board itself. Up for election are three U.S. seats. The Board will also make two appointments. Nominations, along with at least six “seconds” from OTA Trade members, must […]

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Nominations for COTA’s Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing COTA’s financial, legal and strategic direction, and democratically represents COTA’s diverse membership. This year, there are two seats open for election, with the incoming Board appointing a third Director. Interested in running for election? Nominations from members are now being accepted. Please submit them to Matthew Holmes […]

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Nominations are open for OTA Board of Directors

OTA’s Board of Directors has unanimously recommended the following slate of candidates for the upcoming 2014 elections to be held this summer. Up for election are three U.S. seats. The Board will also make two appointments. Tony Bedard, CEO, Frontier Natural Products Cooperative Sarah Bird, VP Marketing, Annie’s Inc Kim Dietz, Human Resources & Regulatory […]

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COTA Board appoints new member

At its February meeting, the COTA Board of Directors voted unanimously to fill a vacant seat on the Board by appointing Lynne Brenegan, President of UNFI Canada. Lynne has extensive experience in operational development and global business, and will be a welcome addition to the COTA Board. Lynne plans to run in the upcoming COTA […]

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OTA Board at meeting and annual retreat

OTA’s Board of Directors held its January meeting today and started its day-and-a-half annual retreat, hosted by Earthbound Farm in San Juan Bautista, CA. The retreat will include visioning discussions for the trade association for the next decade.

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Dag Falck elected president of COTA’s Board

The COTA Board of Directors has elected Dag Falck of Nature’s Path Foods as President. Falck will also serve as Vice President—Canada on OTA’s Board of Directors. Falck replaces Ian Walker of Left Coast Naturals, who has left the COTA Board for personal reasons but remains committed to COTA, and hopes to re-engage in leading the […]

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OTA executive management transition

During its September 25 meeting, OTA’s Board appointed interim leadership at the association. Laura Batcha, OTA’s Executive Vice President, and David Gagnon, OTA’s Chief Operating Officer, are serving as Co-Interim Executive Directors following Christine Bushway’s decision to leave her role with OTA after five years of service. OTA’s Board of Directors and staff will lead […]

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Melody Meyer leads OTA Board of Directors

Melody Meyer, Vice President for Policy and Industry Relations at UNFI, has been named the new Board President of OTA, succeeding Matt McLean of Uncle Matt’s Organic who served as president for the past two years. Other officers, announced at OTA’s Annual Meeting Sept. 25 in Baltimore, MD, are Sarah Bird of Annie’s Inc. as […]

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