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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

National Organic Standards Board Meeting

The next National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting will be held April 27-30 in La Jolla, CA, at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla

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Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 09:00 to Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 17:00

COTA breakfast at Expo West

Registration for the Canadian networking breakfast in California is now open. Once again, COTA is organizing a business-builder breakfast for Canadian companies during Natural Products Expo West.

Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 08:00 to 09:30

Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association Winter Meeting

The Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association winter meetings Feb. 10-11 at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA, will include a Flavor Labeling Committee Meeting on Feb. 10. Gwendolyn Wyard, OTA’s Regulatory Director for Organic Standards and Food Safety, will be the featured guest speaker to give an update on flavor-related issues, focusing on OTA’s petition on flavors and NOSB recommendations on glycerin.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 15:00

GOTS Advisory Council Annual Meeting

The Global Organic Textile Standard Advisory Council's Annual Meeting will take place February 14-15 in Frankfurt , Germany. Contact Marni Karlin, OTA's Vice President of government Affairs for more information. 

Date: 
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 16:00 to Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 14:00

USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum

USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum, to be held Feb. 19-20 in Arlington, VA, will focus on “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century: A Discussion on Innovation, Biotechnology, and Big Data.” The two-day event will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA. In addition to the plenary panel on the main theme, the forum will cover a range of agricultural topics, from climate smart agriculture, to antimicrobial resistance, “U.S.

Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 08:00 to Friday, February 20, 2015 - 17:30

ACA Professional Training: GMO Testing Intensive

OTA's Regulatory Director Gwendolyn Wyard will moderate the ACA Professional Training in Little Rock, Arkansas, Feb. 12, 2015 from 8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The training is a GMO Testing Intensive - A tool for verifying compliance with the organic standards. This three hour Intensive showcases an array of GMO and organic regulation experts who will provide an overview of the at-risk crops and contamination, impacts in the marketplace, GMO testing protocols, and how to develop a testing program under the NOP residue testing requirements.

Date: 
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 08:15

Sustainable Foods Summit

COTA will be attending the fifth North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit taking place in San Francisco on 21-22nd January. The summit will feature food traceability, sustainable ingredients and customer behaviour. The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of international summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels. 

Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 08:30 to Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 17:00

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