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University of Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) Conference

ALEI is a joint venture between University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Francis Carey School of Law, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore focused on providing legal extension education to Maryland farmers. ALEI created an annual gathering to present issues and developments from a variety of perspectives to spread knowledge and spark conversations. The Conference attendees are a mix of farmers, policymakers, environmental activists, attorneys, and state officials, all with various interactions and relationships with farming and the environment.

Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 08:00 to 15:00

Farm Bill Listening Session - “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field”

This is one of a few limited opportunities for organic stakeholders to get in front of the Committee and highlight organic priorities for the next Farm Bill.  All of the organic programs are vulnerable this Farm Bill cycle, so it is important to advocate for them. The Organic Trade Association asks 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: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:00

2017 Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference

The 2017 Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference offer participants the latest research, trends, innovations, and solutions to challenges faced by the apparel and textile industry. Through active participation, the outcomes of this event will identify action items to develop a roadmap to 2030 for the industry.

Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 08:00 to Friday, October 13, 2017 - 18:00

Organic & Non-GMO Forum 2017

The third annual Organic & Non-GMO Forum: Oilseeds and Grains at the Crossroads, brings together handlers, buyers and processors to address current and future challenges in meeting growing demand for organic and non-GMO products and other emerging opportunities for specialization in conventional agriculture.

Date: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 11:15 to Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 09:15

Farm Bill Listening Session with Rep. Annie Kuster: Hanover, NH

Congresswoman Annie Kuster invites you to join her for a Farm Bill Listening Session. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts on agriculture, nutrition, land conservation, forestry, rural development as Congresswoman Kuster and the House Agriculture Committee begin work on the 2018 Farm Bill.

Tuesday, August 22
Dartmouth Organic Farm
100 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH
11:00 AM – 12:30PM

Date: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:00

Farm Bill Listening Session with Rep. Annie Kuster: Boscawen, NH

Congresswoman Annie Kuster invites you to join her for a Farm Bill Listening Session. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts on agriculture, nutrition, land conservation, forestry, rural development as Congresswoman Kuster and the House Agriculture Committee begin work on the 2018 Farm Bill.

Wednesday, August 16
UNH Cooperative Extension
315 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH
3:00PM – 4:30PM

Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 15:00

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

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