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Farm Bill Listening Session: Decatur, IL

Do you have a few hours to make a BIG difference for organic? Attending the upcoming Farm Bill listening session in Decatur, Illinois is one of the most important things you can do to give organic producers and processors a voice in shaping our nation’s food and agricultural policy. On Wednesday, August 30, Organic Trade Association is asking you to attend and advocate directly for Farm Bill policies that promote a healthy organic marketplace, ensure that organic farmers continue to be successful, and expand organic production.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 09:00

Farm Bill Listening Session: Salinas, CA

Do you have a few hours to make a BIG difference for organic? Attending the upcoming Farm Bill roundtable discussion with House Agriculture Committee members Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16), and Ranking Member Congressman Collin Peterson (MN-07) in Salinas, CA is one of the most important things you can do to give organic producers and processors a voice in shaping our nation’s food and agricultural policy.

Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 09:30

Provender Alliance Conference 2017

The 2017 Provender Alliance Conference will be held October 4-6 in Hood River, OR. Provender Alliance exists to educate and inspire our community, providing the tools for education, leadership, and community in the natural products trade. Organic Trade Association staff will hold a session on "Shedding Light on the Controversial Shopping Basket." To learn more or to connect with OTA staff at the conference, please contact Gwendolyn Wyard

Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:30 to Friday, October 6, 2017 - 19:30

Pennsylvania Certified Organic’s FarmFest

The Organic Trade Association will be taking part in the Pennsylvania Certified Organic’s (PCO) FarmFest on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall, PA. The event will feature Tom Beddard of Lady Moon Farms as the keynote speaker, live music, family activities and educational workshops, demos and discussions.

Date: 
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:45 to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 18:45

Texas A&M AgriLife Research Rice Field Day

The Organic Center will be presenting at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Rice Field Day on July 13, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas.  The afternoon will feature information about our organic rice program, with the objectives of providing updated information about organic rice production and management, reporting on the progress of our project, and getting input from our stakeholder advisory board.  We’ll also be giving an organic rice field tour to talk about disease control, nutrient management, insect control, and variety performance.  Field tours will be followed by an organic rice workshop

Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 14:00

The Organic Center at Good Earth

The Organic Center will provide a workshop for Good Earth employees showcasing studies on the impacts of organic food and farming on human and environmental health, and highlighting projects conducted by the Center in those areas. Contact Jessica Shade to learn more.

Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 15:00

United Nation’s Forum on Sustainable Agricultural Development

The Organic Center was invited to give a presentation at the United Nation’s Forum on Sustainable Agricultural Development on July 6, 2017.  The Forum will focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, and calls on the international community to “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture” by 2030 using 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 21:00 to Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 20:00

IFOAM World Congress

The IFOAM World Congress will be held November 9 – 11, 2017 in New Delhi, India.  This gathering happens once every three years and is a meeting point for organic stakeholders worldwide. Organic Trade Association and Organic Center staff will present at the conference, including:

Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 21:00 to Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 21:00

Ukraine Organic Farming Integrity Tour

The Ukraine Organic Farming Integrity Tour led by FiBl and IFOAM E.U. will be held September 21-22, 2017 in Odessa, Ukraine. Ukraine is quickly becoming a major exporter of organic products especially feed grains for livestock.  This conference and tour will address organic supply chain integrity.  Representatives from the National Organic Program, Organic Trade Assocation, and U.S. industry are welcome to participate. The full agenda is now available.

Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 20:45 to Friday, September 22, 2017 - 20:45

Organic Food Day: Finland

Finland's Organic Food Day will be held October 5, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. The Organic Trade Assoiation will speak at the event to deliver comments on the challenges, trends, and successes of the U.S. organic industry. Contact Monique Marez to learn more. 

Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 20:45

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