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Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) Strategy Meeting

On June 23-24, Marni Karlin (OTA’s Vice President of Government Affairs/General Counsel), who serves as OTA’s representative on the GOTS Advisory Council, and Gwendolyn Wyard (OTA's Senior Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs) who serves as the GOTS Technical Representative for North America, will be attending a GOTS strategy meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:15 to Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 17:15

PCO Farm Fest

Pennsylania Certified Organic's FarmFest will be help August 7-8 at the Grange Fairgrounds at 169 Homan Lane, Centre Hall, PA.

Date: 
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:15 to Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 17:15

WEBINAR: Understanding organic labeling requirements and labeling claims

Oregon Tilith a webinar on July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on understanding organic labeling requirements and labeling claims. OTA's Senior Director of Regulatory & Technical Affairs Gwendolyn Wyard will present. This webinar is FREE to attend, and you can register online. http://tilth.org/event/organic-labeling-webinar/ 

Date: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 12:00

WSDA Organic Advisory Board Meeting

The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Advisory Board Meeting is Thursday May 14, 2015 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pacific) in Ellensburg, WA The Organic Advisory Board provides guidance to WSDA on its organic certification program and provides WSDA a forum to communicate important changes in the organic industry to key organic stakeholders in Washington State.  OTA’s Senior Crops and Livestock Specialist, Nate Lewis, currently sits on the advisory board in a designated “Industry Supporter” seat.

Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 13:00

Silicon Valley AgTech Conference

Royce Law AgTech will present the 2015 Silicon Valley AgTech Conference Monday, May 11, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. This event will bring together farmers, technologists, venture capitalists and governmental representatives to discuss how technology will affect farming. Among the speakers will be OTA’s CEO/Executive Director Laura Batcha and Lynn Clarkson from OTA member company Clarkson Grain.

Date: 
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 15:30

OTA at ShiftCon: Organic, Affordably session

ShiftCon is the very first international social media conference focusing on wellness, health, and the environment. Bloggers and other social media professionals participate and collaborate with each other to inspire and empower each other to create effective communication and take their profession to the next level. Contact Maggie McNiel or Kelly Taveras to connect with OTA on site.

OTA will be leading a panel on Friday, September 24th from 4:00-5:30 PM

Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 21:00 to Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 17:00

Food & Beverage Farm to Label Summit 2015

Food & Beverage Farm to Label Summit 2015, presented by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on May 28 in Portland, OR, will be an invitation-only high-energy event for food and beverage business owners and executives. Sessions will focus on such topics as Feeding 9 Billion on a Healthier Planet, Cobranding and Endorsements, Instigating Innovation, A+ Financing for B-Corps, Food as Culture: The Impact and Opportunity for Consumer Product Goods, and Healthy Work Forces. OTA’s CEO/Executive Director Laura Batcha will be among the featured speakers. 

Date: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 09:00

National Press Foundation Training

The National Press Foundation is holding a 4-day training program on agriculture for 20 journalists in St. Louis July 19-22; OTA is one of the sponsors, and as part of that sponsorship, we will be doing a presentation on organic, and helping to identify an organic farm in the area for the journalists to tour. We are also working with NPF to connect them with OTA members who might also be interested in sponsorship of the program. To learn more, contact Maggie McNeil.

Date: 
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 09:00 to Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 17:00

Organic Valley Grass Up Reception

OTA and The Organic Center are sponsors of Organic Valley's GrassUp Reception April 23rd at 6:00 pm at thw David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. The reception is part of  their "Cycling for Sustainability" initiative. 

Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 18:00

North American Agricultural Journalists Annual Meeting

Laura Batcha, OTA's CEO/Executive Director is one of the invited speakers at the North American Agricultural Journalists annual meeting in Washington on April 27 and 28. Other featured speakers are the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees. Laura will be speaking to the group on April 28. Attendees at the NAAJ meeting include the top agricultural and farm industry reporters in the country. 

Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 09:00 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 17:00

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