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Texas A&M AgriLife Research Rice Field Day

The Organic Center will be presenting at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Rice Field Day on July 13, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas.  The afternoon will feature information about our organic rice program, with the objectives of providing updated information about organic rice production and management, reporting on the progress of our project, and getting input from our stakeholder advisory board.  We’ll also be giving an organic rice field tour to talk about disease control, nutrient management, insect control, and variety performance.  Field tours will be followed by an organic rice workshop

Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 14:00

The Organic Center at Good Earth

The Organic Center will provide a workshop for Good Earth employees showcasing studies on the impacts of organic food and farming on human and environmental health, and highlighting projects conducted by the Center in those areas. Contact Jessica Shade to learn more.

Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 15:00

United Nation’s Forum on Sustainable Agricultural Development

The Organic Center was invited to give a presentation at the United Nation’s Forum on Sustainable Agricultural Development on July 6, 2017.  The Forum will focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, and calls on the international community to “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture” by 2030 using 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 21:00 to Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 20:00

IFOAM World Congress

The IFOAM World Congress will be held November 9 – 11, 2017 in New Dheli, India. Several members of the Organic Trade Assocation (OTA) community will speak at the event. This gathering happens once every three years and is a meeting point for organic stakeholders worldwide. OTA will speak during 5 unique sessions at the congress.  For more information visit: https://owc.ifoam.bio/2017 or contact Monique Marez to learn more.

Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 21:00 to Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 21:00

Ukraine Organic Farming Integrity Tour

The Ukraine Organic Farming Integrity Tour led by FiBl and IFOAM E.U. will be held September 21-22, 2017 in Odessa, Ukraine. Ukraine is quickly becoming a major exporter of organic products especially feed grains for livestock.  This conference and tour will address organic supply chain integrity.  Representatives from the National Organic Program, Organic Trade Assocation, and U.S. industry are welcome to participate. The full agenda is now available.

Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 20:45 to Friday, September 22, 2017 - 20:45

Organic Food Day: Finland

Finland's Organic Food Day will be held October 5, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. The Organic Trade Assoiation will speak at the event to deliver comments on the challenges, trends, and successes of the U.S. organic industry. Contact Monique Marez to learn more. 

Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 20:45

Trade Mission to Hong Kong and Macau

OTA will lead a dedicated trade mission to Hong Kong and Macau from October 12-16.  Hong Kong is quickly becoming a top export destination for U.S. organic products. This trade mission will include a market briefing, retail tours, and 1:1 meetings with pre-qualified buyers all pre-arranged by OTA.  For more information please contact Monique Marez.

Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 14:45 to Monday, October 16, 2017 - 21:45

ANUGA

ANUGA will take place October 6-11 in Cologne, Germany. OTA will once again participate in ANUGA the largest food trade fair in the world for 2017.  OTA will host 8 companies at Anuga in the Organic Hall.  The OTA participant package includes 1 round trip flight, 1 hotel room for the duration of the show, 1m tabletop space, and signage at the show. In order to qualify you must promote certified organic product of 51% or more U.S. origin ingredients by value or volume.

Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 14:45 to Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 20:45

ICOA Annual Meeting

The Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA), which comprises the organic competent authorities of countries of the Americas, is holding its Annual Meeting from July 15 – 21 in Portland Oregon. In June 2008, the ministers of agriculture of the western hemisphere created the ICOA for the purpose of contributing to the further development of organic agriculture in their countries and facilitating trade of organic produce.  ICOA is a sub group of Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) supporting cooper

Date: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 14:45 to Friday, July 21, 2017 - 19:45

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