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EcoFarm Conference

EcoFarm Conference will be held January 25-28, 2017 at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA.

Pre-Conference Organic Produce Meeting Series

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will host a pre-conference organic produce meeting series in Pacific Grove, California prior to the conference.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 17:45

Washington Organic Week

Governor Jay Inslee has declared September 12-18th, 2016 as Washington Organic Week (WOW!) Join us in Celebrating Washington’s organic bounty! See Governor Inslee’s proclamation.

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 09:30 to Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 17:30

Montana Organic Association's 14th Annual Conference

Montana Organic Association (MOA) will hold their annual conference at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana on December 1-3, 2016. Keynote speaker will be John P. Reganold, Regents Professor of Soil Science & Agroecology at Washington State University. OTA's Farm Policy Director, Nate Lewis, will be attending and providing updates on organic farm policy issues. To connect with OTA at the conference, contact Nate.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 09:45 to Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 17:00

Provender Alliance Conference

Registration is now open for the 40th annual Provender Alliance Educational Conference to be held October 5-7 in Hood River, OR. The Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center will be present at this event. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 09:45 to Friday, October 7, 2016 - 17:45

Food Tank Webinar featuring OTA's CEO Laura Batcha

Food Tank will host a webinar at 12:00pm EST on Wednesday, June 29, featuring the Organic Trade Association’s Executive Director/CEO Laura Batcha, who will speak on organic agriculture’s ability to reduce rural poverty. Her presentation will focus on recent research findings showing that organic agriculture—and the business activities accompanying it—can benefit local economies and help secure the financial future for many organic hotspots in the United States.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:00

OTA in Switzerland & Sial Paris

The Organic Trade Association will host a seminar on organic equivalency in Switzerland. The Organic Center's Director of Science Programs Dr. Jessica Shade will present on the latest organic science. Following the seminar, OTA will host an all-organic pavilion featuring six OTA member companies at Sial Paris. To learn more contact OTA's Director of International Trade Monique Marez

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 15:15 to Friday, October 21, 2016 - 17:15

Food 2.0: Investing in the next wave of natural & organic

Food 2.0: Investing in the Next Wave of Natural & Organic will take place June 7-9, 2016 at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Food manufacturers, companies & entrepreneurs, food service providers, distributors, food hubs, the investment community, consultants, lawyers and others will meet to assess the natural & organic food landscape and prospects.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 09:15 to Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 17:15

NRCS Organic Stakeholder Meeting

The first National Resources Conservation Service organic stakeholder meeting will take place at the United States Department of Agriculture on Friday, May 27th at 10:00 am. 

Location: USDA // 1400 Independence Ave., SW // Washington, D.C.


Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:00


The ShiftCon Conference will take place in New Orleans December 1-3, 2016. ShiftCon is the only social media conference focusing on food, wellness, health, and the environment. This conference blends workshops, networking, parties, and intense collaboration of changemakers all over in one place, with 500+ leading social media influencers attending.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 09:45 to Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 17:00

National Press Foundation Boot Camp

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. 

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:15