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U.C. Davis Workshop on Animal-Based Soil Amendments

U.C. Davis will hold a workshop to bring together a diverse group of organic producers, industry members, compost and manure experts, and scientific experts to evaluate and synthesize the needs of organic producers. The workshop will take place January 25-26 at the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The workshop will include breakout sessions focused on the use of raw manure or compost, rotational grazing practices and extension/education needs to focus in-depth on issues of importance to the organic community.

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 09:00 to Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 17:00

Retail Innovation Council Spring Session

Retail Innovation Council's Spring 2016 Session will take place at The Cloister, Sea Island, Georgia, from April 21-22, 2016. OTA Director of Membership Derek Mulhern and Associate Director of International Trade Monique Marez will be presenting. To connect with OTA at the event, please contact Derek and Monique.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, April 22, 2016 - 17:00

CCOF Annual Meeting & Conference: Blueprint for an Organic World

At this year’s CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference: Bluepring for an Organic World, key public officials, CCOF members, and other organic leaders will come together to draft a plan to create a world where organic is the norm. The conference will take place on February 29, 2016 in Sacramento, CA. 

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 09:00

BioFach 2016

OTA will host 14 companies in the U.S. Pavilion and lead educational sessions at BioFach 2016, February 10-13 in Nuremberg, Germany. An all-organic trade show, BioFach offers the chance to showcase products to a worldwide audience of buyers and brokers. Sign-ups are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Monique Marez, OTA’s Associate Director for International Trade, to learn more.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 09:30 to Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 17:00

USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum

USDA’s 92nd Agricultural Outlook Forum will be held February 25-26, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. USDA’s outlook forum is attended by thousands of agricultural stakeholders—producers, policymakers, and agricultural officials—from around the world. The theme for this year's forum is "Transforming Agriculture: Blending Technology and Tradition." The challenges and opportunities for agriculture and rural America are changing. In 2015, American farmers persevered in the face of drought and an unprecedented animal disease outbreak.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 08:30 to Friday, February 26, 2016 - 17:30

Meeting of USDA’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture

Recognizing the increasing complexity and diversity of U.S. agriculture, in 2011 USDA established the Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture, commonly referred to as AC 21, to address managing important issues concerning agricultural coexistence. The committee will meet December 14th and 15th, 2015.

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:00 to Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 17:00

Natural Products Expo East

Natural Products Expo East will be held September 21-24, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. OTA will host a full schedule of membership activities and events in conjunction with the trade show. This exciting week in Baltimore serves as one of the primary, annual gathering places for the OTA membership. We look forward to connecting OTA members, Board and staff for association business, member meetings, and social and networking events. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 09:00 to Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 17:00

Organic Produce Summit

The second annual Organic Produce Summit is July 12-13 at the Monterrey Conference Center in Monterrey, CA. Retail buying organizations from across North America will meet with growers, shippers, processors and distributors in this intimate and energetic event devoted exclusively to organic fresh produce.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 17:00

National Organic Standards Board Meeting

The spring 2016 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC from April 25-27. Contact Gwendolyn Wyard and check back as details unfold to learn more about the meeting. 

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Monday, April 25, 2016 - 09:00 to Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 17:00

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 9, 2016 - 09:00 to Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 17:00