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Provender Alliance Conference

The Provender Alliance Conference will be held on October 14-16 in Hood River, Oregon. OTA staff will attend the conference and serve as speakers in two workshops. To learn more, contact Gwendolyn Wyard

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 08:00 to Friday, October 16, 2015 - 17:15

Perdue Agribusiness Ag Field Day

Perdue Agribusiness, an OTA member ingredient supplier, invites OTA members for its annual Ag Field Days starting at 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, August 12. Join OTA staff at the Perdue AgriBusiness Organic Knowledge Plot in Hurlock, MD, to learn more about techniques geared toward increasing yields in organic production. RSVP by Thursday, July 30, to 302-855-5696 or

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 14:00

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting

The Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting will be held August 9-14 from 8am to 10pm at the Baltimore Convention Center. Dr. Jessica Shade, Director of Science Programs for The Organic Center will be presenting about The Center's Nitrogen Calculator work. To learn more, please contact Jessica Shade.

Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 08:00 to Friday, August 14, 2015 - 22:00

American Organic Hop Grower Association – Annual Field Day

The American Organic Hop Grower Association's Annual Field Day will take place August 12th in Yakima Valley, WA. Nate Lewis, OTA's Senior Crops and Livestock Specialist will meet with growers to discuss the Farmers Advisory Council. To learn more, contact Nate Lewis


Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 16:45

Montana Organic Association Conference

The 13th Annual Montana Organic Association (MOA) Conference, "Cultivating Soils, Opportunities and Relationships,"will be held December 3-5 at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman, Montana. OTA's Senior Crops and Livestock Specialist, Nate Lewis, will be speaking on regulatory updates, the Organic Check-off program, and national organic policy issues on December 4th. Please contact Nate to learn more. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 09:00 to Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 20:00

WODPA Conference and Trade Show

The Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (WODPA) will host its annual conference and trade show October 27-28 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 09:15 to Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 17:00

Washington Organic Week - WOW!

Celebrate Washington Organic Week, WOW! this fall from September 12 – September 19, 2015. This year Tilth Producers is kicking off WOW! by co-hosting the Annual Harvest Fair with Seattle Tilth in Meridian Park, in the heart of Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. The Annual Harvest Fair celebrates the amazing bounty found all over the state in the peak of harvest season with over 3,500 attendees. OTA's Senior Crops & Livestock Specialist Nate Lewis will attend. 


Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:30 to Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 19:15

Organically Grown in Oregon Week

September 13th - 19th 2015 has been declared Organically Grown in Oregon Week (OGOW) by Governor Kate Brown.  The Governor's action came at the request of the Oregon Organic Coalition, which will coordinate an agenda of activities throughout the week, all designed to celebrate Oregon's organic agriculture. Gwendolyn Wyard, OTA's Senior Director of Regulatory and Techinical Affairs will attend as a keynote speaker. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 10:15 to Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 19:15

CCOF Focus Group: Economic Barriers to Organic Transition

OTA's CEO/Executive Director Laura Batcha will participate in a CCOF hosted focus group on the economic barriers for farmers transitioning to organic production on June 22 in Watsonville, California. The focus group participants will discuss regulatory, subsidy, and private industry models that support the transition of agricultural land to organic production.

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 12:00

National Organic Standards Board Meeting

The Fall 2015 National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) meeting will be held in Stowe, Vermont from October 26-29. Contact Gwendolyn Wyard and check back often as details unfold to learn more about the meeting. 

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 14:30 to Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 19:30