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CCOF Annual Meeting

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF’s) 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference events will take place February 9-10, 2017, in Visalia, California. This year’s theme—Organic Innovation and Inspiration—will feature the innovative techniques organic producers, handlers, retailers, and other change-makers are using to address current economic and environmental issues, as well as big ideas for tackling the challenges of tomorrow. We invite you to join other innovators to change the world by changing the way we grow.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 09:00 to Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 17:00


OTA staff will attend BIOFACH - The World's leading Trade Fair for Organic Food - will be held February 15-18 in Nuremberg, Germany. OTA's CEO Laura Batcha, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Gwendolyn Wyard, and Director of International Trade Monique Marez will all be attending and presenting. Be sure to visit the OTA booth! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 09:15 to Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 17:15

Mexican Healthy Products Summit

OTA will present to the most influential buyers in Mexico at the Mexican Healthy Products Summit in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. This is the key gathering for buyers of natural and organic products throughout Mexico. We will share updates on the US organic industry and discuss impacts of the potential organic equivalency arrangement with Mexico. To learn more, contact OTA's Director of International Trade Monique Marez


Friday, January 27, 2017 - 09:15 to Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 17:15

National Organic Standards Board Fall Meeting

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), which recommends organic policy to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, will hold its fall public meeting October 31 through November 2 in Jacksonville, FL. The draft agenda for the upcoming meeting is now posted. OTA will keep you informed of issues to be discussed and commented on for this meeting.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 18:00


The 2017 Organicology Conference, featuring the latest research and education and networking for organic stakeholders, will take place Feb. 2-4 in Portland, OR. Organicology, held every two years, is organized by the Organically Grown Company, Oregon Tilth, Sustainable Food Trade Association, and Organic Seed Alliance.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 17:00

Organic at Natural Products Expo East

The Organic Trade Association will host a full schedule of membership activities and events in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East from Wednesday, September 13 through Saturday, September 16, 2017. This exciting week in Baltimore serves as one of the primary, annual gathering places for the OTA membership.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 09:15 to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 17:15

Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo West will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. OTA will host a full schedule of membership activities and events in conjunction with the trade show.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 09:00 to Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 18:00

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