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Organic Trade Association Board Meeting

The Organic Trade Association Board Meeting will take place on August 19, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:00pm EST. 

The OTA Board of Directors typically meets as a full Board at least four times a year, two or three in-person meetings and one or two via teleconference. Each Board member serves on one of the three committees: Executive, Community Relations, or Governance.  Each committee typically meets once per month.

For more information, contact Stephanie Jerger.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group [SAWG] & Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) Organic Agriculture Research Forum

The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group [SAWG] is taking place January 24-25, 2020 in Little Rock, AK. This year's theme is Agricultural Resilence in a Changing Climate!  Beginning in 2020, in addition to the usual wide array of subjects and practical information for farmers, each Southern SAWG conference will offer specially-curated information and activities addressing a timely topic or issue. The special topic weaves through the normal conference agenda.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 08:00 to Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 17:00

Organic Association of Kentucky Annual Meeting

The Organic Association of Kentucky's 2020 Conference is taking place March 6-7, 2020 in Louisville, KY. This energized gathering is a must-attend for farmers, agriculture professionals, home gardeners and those passionate about building more resilient food systems in Kentucky. Conference sessions provide useful tools, techniques, research and knowledge you can put to use on the farm and fantastic opportunities for networking!

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 09:00 to Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 17:00


BevNet LIVE is taking place December 9-10 in Santa Monica, CA. 

The December 9th and 10th program is curated around the current trends and challenges beverage companies are facing. It also looks at the bigger picture, reflecting on the industry’s 2019 activity and taking a look at innovation to come. Leading the discussions and providing the takeaways are industry innovators, thought leaders and veterans who have their finger on the pulse.

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 09:00 to Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 17:00


The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting will be taking place ONLINE October 27-29, 2020! This meeting was originally scheduled to take place in-person, but was transitioned to a virtual event due to Covid-19.

The NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2022, and recommendations on organic policies.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 08:30 to Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 18:00

Organic World Congress

The Organic World Congress (OWC) is taking place September 8-10, 2021 in Rennes, France. 

On 6-10 September, some 2,500+ organic stakeholders, farmers, researchers and policymakers will address questions around resilience, societal transformation, health, and food sovereignty during the world’s largest organic gathering.

Monday, September 6, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, September 10, 2021 - 17:00

NOSB Spring Meeting - Live Online!

Update: The Spring 2020 NOSB Meeting will be held live online, instead of in-person.

The Spring 2020 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting will be April 29-30 via webinar. The deadline to submit written comments and/or sign up for oral comments is April 3 at midnight Eastern.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 09:00 to Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 17:00

FoodEx Japan

FoodEx Japan is taking place March 10-13, 2020 in Toyko, Japan. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 08:00 to Friday, March 13, 2020 - 17:00

Natural Products Expo West

The Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center are looking forward to a number of opportunities to bring people together for business, networking, and socializing at Natural Products Expo West, taking place March 3-7, 2020 in Anaheim, CA. 

The Organic Center’s 17th Annual Benefit Dinner
March 4, 2020  |  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Anaheim Marriott Marquis Ballroom 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 09:00 to Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 17:00


Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition, is coming back for its 25th edition with major alliance breakthroughs and multibillion-dollar export deals. Gulfood is taking place February 16-20, 2020 in Dubai, UAE.

Organic Trade Association will host 6 U.S. organic companies at the tradeshow. These spaces are already filled for 2020. Contact Alexis Carey, Organic Trade Association's International Trade Manager, to learn more and connect at the show!

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 08:00 to Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 17:00