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Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo West will be taking place March 5-9, 2019 in Anaheim, CA. The Organic Trade Association will be exhibiting at booth #1821 and is a content partner for organic education programming at the show. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:00 to Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 16:00

CCOF Annual Meeting & Conference

The CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) Annual Conference will be taking place on February 27, 2019 in Fresno, CA. The theme for the 2019 Annual Membership Meeting is "Organic Generation: The Next Era."

The Organic Trade Association's CEO/Executive Director, Laura Batcha, will be speaking in the morning of the Conference about organic market trends and how they will impact the future of the organic sector. For more information contact Gwendolyn Wyard

Conference Information: 

February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 08:00


Biofach is the world's largest trade show for organic, taking place February 13-16, 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. The Organic Trade Association will host a pavilion of U.S. organic companies at the show. If you'd like to participate, complete your registration now!

Sign-ups will be considered on a first come, first serve basis with priority given to new exhibitors. The registration fee is $600 for first time exhibitors and $1000 for return exhibitors. The deadline to sign up is October 10th.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 08:00 to Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 17:00

Organic Grower Summit

The Organic Grower Summit will be taking place December 12 - 13, 2018 in Monterey, CA. This conference brings together organic growers, farmers and producers for two days of education, information and networking with their production, supply chain and support service providers. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 08:00 to Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 15:00

Provender Alliance Educational Conference

The Provender Alliance Educational Conference will be taking place October 3-5, 2018 in Hood River, Oregon. Gwendolyn Wyard, the Organic Trade Association's Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs, and Jessica Shade, The Organic Center's Director of Science Programs, will be presenting the following sessions at the Conference. For more information contact Gwendolyn Wyard

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 08:00 to Friday, October 5, 2018 - 17:00

Organic & Non-GMO Forum

The fourth annual Organic & Non-GMO Forum will take place on October 29-30, 2018 in St. Louis, MO. 

Hundreds of producers, processors, merchandisers and service providers in the industry will gather to discuss the most pressing issues. From what’s new in gene editing tools to how the long-awaited USDA National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard is shaping up to what’s being done to stop fraud in the organic sector, the forum’s accomplished speakers will deliver on the latest developments.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 08:00 to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 17:00

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, and then votes in a public forum. Detailed meeting information, including agendas, locations, proposals, and public comments will be posted below as it becomes available. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 08:30 to Friday, October 26, 2018 - 18:00

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Policy & Leadership Development Conference

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Policy & Leadership Development Conference will be taking place June 9-13, 2018 in Washington, D.C. 

Education, debate and advocacy are on the agenda each June at ASTA's annual conference. Attendees focus on science and policy issues related to the development and free movement of quality seed worldwide. Review the full conference agenda here. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 08:00 to Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 17:00

2018 Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA) Annual Conference

The 2018 Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA) Annual Conference will be taking place July 21-24 in Minneapolis, MN. 

Gwendolyn Wyard, Organic Trade Association's VP of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, will be presenting a session at the Conference titled "The Strength of the USDA Label", taking place on Sunday, July 22, from 1:15pm - 2:45pm. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 18:00 to Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 13:30

The Organic Center releases: MORE Cool Science for a Cool Planet

Join us for this special research release event: Natural Products Expo West | Friday, March 9 at 2:30PM | General Mills Booth 527

On the heels of The Organic Center’s groundbreaking study showing how organic soils mitigate climate change, we are excited to share the latest research proving organic farming can curb nitrogen pollution — offering even more proof that organic food and farming create a cleaner global environment.

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 14:30