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OTA’s members work together through networking, advocacy, and other initiatives to encourage and protect organic farming practices, and to share messages about the positive environmental and nutritional attributes of organic products with consumers, the media, and policymakers.
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The Organic Trade Association's mission is to promote and protect ORGANIC with a unifying voice that serves and engages its diverse members from farm to marketplace. OTA's vision is to grow ORGANIC to achieve excellence in agriculture and commerce, protect the environment and enhance community well-being.

Our priorities: healthy markets, successful farmers, expanded production.

We bring the U.S. organic industry to developing markets around the world.

We track market size, growth, and consumer perceptions on the nearly $50B U.S. organic sector.

We want more research, more technical assistance, and more education on organic.

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  • September 11, 2019 to September 14, 2019
    Natural Products Expo East

    Natural Products Expo East

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 4:00pm

    Natural Products Expo East continues to be the East Coast's leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 28,000 industry professionals and 1,900 exhibits to the Baltimore Convention Center, September 11-14, 2019. 

    The Organic Trade Association will be exhibiting at the show at booth #1211, organize the All Things Organic Conference education sessions, and host an international Buyers Mission as well as organic stakeholder meetings in conjunction with Expo East. 

    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) Convening will take place Tuesday, September 10th, and The Organic Center's Organic Confluences Summit will take place Wednesday, September 11th 

    Be sure to save the date for the Organic Trade Association's Annual Membership Meeting and Leadership Awards Celebration too, taking place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. 

    Check back soon for updates on all of these events taking place at Expo East 2019. More info available on the Organic at Expo East page of our website. Contact Adrienne Messe if you'd like to connect with us in Baltimore in September! 

    Snapshot of Organic at Expo East: 

    Baltimore, MD

    Tuesday, September 10
    Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Convening 

    Wednesday, September 11 
    Organic Trade Association Board of Directors Meeting 
    The Organic Center's Organic Confluences Conference
    Organic Trade Association's Annual Membership Meeting
    Organic Trade Association's Leadership Awards Celebration

    Thursday, September 12
    Organic Trade Assocaition's All Things Organic Conference
    Natural Products Expo East Tradeshow

    Friday, September 13
    Organic Trade Assocaition's All Things Organic Conference
    Natural Products Expo East Tradeshow

    Saturday, September 14
    Natural Products Expo East Tradeshow 

    Natural Products Expo East continues to be the East Coast's leading trade show in the natural, organ...
  • October 3, 2019 to October 5, 2019
    Shiftcon Social Media Conference

    Shiftcon Social Media Conference

    Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 5:00pm

    The Shiftcon Social Media Conference, taking place October 3-5, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, was created to support social media influencers who care about food, wellness, health and the environment. This conference blends professional workshops, networking, parties, and intense collaboration of changemakers from all over under one roof. With a solid focus on green content creation, food & environmental activism, organic and nonGMO food, social media marketing, educating the public, natural products, recruiting additional influencers and making this world better for future generations.

    The Organic Center's Science Project Manager, Dr. Amber Sciligo, will be speaking during a few sessions at Shiftcon. Check back soon for more information on these sessions. Contact Amber Sciligo if you'd like to connect at the Conference! 

    Conference Information: 

    October 3-5, 2019

    Grand Hyatt in Buckhead

    Atlanta, GA

    The Shiftcon Social Media Conference, taking place October 3-5, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, was created to ...
  • October 23, 2019 to October 25, 2019
    National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting

    National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting is taking place October 23-25, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA. The NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2021, and guidance on organic policies.

    Organic Trade Association's VP of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Gwendolyn Wyard, will be attending the meeting and submitting written and oral recommendations to the NOSB on behalf of Organic Trade Assocation Members. For more information or to connect at the meeting, contact Gwendolyn Wyard

    Meeting Information:

    October 23-25, 2019

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh City Center

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting is taking place October 23-25, 2019 in ...

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.

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