OTA provides advocacy and analysis to advance organic food and farming.
OTA brings the U.S. organic industry to developing markets around the world.
OTA tracks market size, growth rates, and consumer perceptions on the $43B U.S. organic sector.
The organic sector has petitioned USDA for an Organic Check-off program.
Raw manure is a critical tool in organic farmers’ fertility management. See OTA's comments to FDA.
OTA submitted final comments to the National Organic Program on a proposed animal welfare rule.
The federal GMO labeling bill passed by Congress includes important provisions for organic.
OTA will sponsor an organic boot camp for journalists during the National Press Foundation's 4-day training on The Future of Food and Agriculture. On July 25, 2016, OTA will lead a tour of an organic farm, followed by a presentation on organic. Over four days, journalists will dive into a range of topics, taking them from the fields to the dinner table to a peek into the future of agriculture.
The all-expenses-paid fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs and most meals. NPF offers this professional development opportunity for journalists to enhance skills, increase knowledge and recharge their reporting on one of today’s most critical issues.
OTA’s Annual Meeting is one of the many important events OTA has on tap for its members as part of Natural Products Expo East. OTA is your trade association, and we encourage you to come listen, share your ideas, and get involved in our work. Hosted by OTA’s Board of Directors, the Annual Meeting highlights Association accomplishments and invites members to weigh in on a collective vision for the future of the organic sector. The program is always productive, interesting, and interactive. Our Annual Meeting is also where we announce “OTA’s Member of the Year” award to recognize engaged long-time members who actively serve on OTA task forces and standing committees, participate in OTA events, and serve as overall ambassadors for OTA and the industry. You don’t need a ticket to come to the Annual Meeting, and stay for complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres prior to our ticketed celebration honoring the 2016 Organic Leadership Award recipients. Both OTA’s Annual Meeting and the Annual Awards Celebration that follows will be held off-site in Baltimore’s Columbus Center.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:30 - 10:00 PM
Columbus Center: 701 E. Pratt Street
The Canada Organic Trade Association promotes the organic sector, educates the public and protects organic product integrity. COTA raises public awareness of the diverse Canadian organic industry through initiatives like national Organic Week and the Think Before You Eat consumer campaign. Member participation ensures that COTA will continue to be a strong voice for organic—to governments, consumers and the media.
The Organic Center is a trusted, go-to source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming. As a non-profit research and education organization, The Center covers up-to-date studies on sustainable agriculture and health, and collaborates with academic and governmental institutions to fill gaps in the current knowledge base about the many benefits of organic food and farming.