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WEBINAR: The Organic Center Presents: Biodiversity and Profitability on Organic Farms - Environmental and Economic Benefits of Organic Practices

A growing body of science shows that organic farming supports more biodiversity and can bring in more income than conventional farming, highlighting the environmental and economic benefits of using organic practices. What is less understood is how these benefits are affected by the farming landscape around organic operations.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

WEBINAR: The Organic Center Presents: Building Soil Health in Organic Systems

Healthy soils are essential for resilient crop production and supporting our ecosystem. Unfortunately, soils in the United States are being degraded by unsustainable agricultural practices. Techniques used by organic farmers can help stop soil health degradation, or even restore soil health in previously degraded soils, because they replenish soil organic carbon and preserve underground biodiversity. However, the specific impacts of organic practices on soil health are not well understood.

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

WEBINAR: Organic Voices Campaign Update

Join Organic Voices for an update with Gary Hirshberg and team on their Skip the Chemicals campaign launched in October. "The world's most skippable ad" had unprecedented online engagement - hear about the success of the campaign along with Only Organic's plans for 2020! You’ll also hear about progress on other projects made possible through GRO Organic’s collaborative industry support – soil health, technical assistance for organic growers, and consumer messaging.


Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:15

WEBINAR: Meet the Board Candidates

Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members – representing more than 9,500 organic businesses throughout all portions of the supply chain. Board elections are a unique opportunity for our members to decide – one vote per member organization – the future leaders of the organization. Join us for this interactive Webinar to learn more about the process, and meet the eight candidates vying for the five open seats. 


Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

Buyers Mission at Expo West

Register now for the Reverse Buyer’s Mission at Expo West! The show will take place March 4-6 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Organic Trade Association is partnering with Food Export Midwest to bring a diverse set of buyers to the show from around the world.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 07:30 to Friday, March 6, 2020 - 18:30

Organic Trade Association Summer Board Meeting

The Organic Trade Association Winter Board Meeting will take place on June 11, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST. The Board Meeting will be taking place in Washington, D.C. while OTA's Board of Directors is in town for Organic Week 2020. 

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.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 09:00 to 16:00

Organic Week D.C.

Join us for our signature policymaking event, Organic Week in Washington, D.C. at the Intercontinental at the Wharf on D.C.'s waterfront from three days of advocacy and countless connections.




Monday, June 8, 2020 - 08:00 to Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 17:00

Organic Trade Association Winter Board Meeting

The Organic Trade Association Winter Board Meeting will take place on March 3, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PCT. The Board Meeting will be taking place in Anaheim, CA while the Organic Trade Association Board of Directors is in town for the Natural Products Expo West tradeshow. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 09:00 to 16:00

Webinar: The Organic Center Presents: The Biodiversity Calculator - A Simple Tool for Tracking & Managing Biodiversity for NOP Compliance

Biodiversity is critical for healthy, functioning organic farms, and is central to the NOP Guidance on Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conservation. However, the burden of designing and implementing biodiversity plans still falls on the farmer. This workshop will highlight a new, farmer-friendly tool that can aid farmers in technical decisions to increase on-farm biodiversity and comply with the new guidance. Learn more about our Webinar series and how to register to attend.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 11:00

Webinar: Legislative Watch: A Recap of 2019 Achievements, and a Look Ahead to 2020

It was a busy year for organic in Washington. Megan DeBates, Director of Legislative Affairs and Coalitions, will discuss important advancements for organic, provide Farm Bill  implementation updates, child nutrition, Continuous Improvement in Organic Standards, and more. We'll also look ahead to the 2020 legislative outlook and the upcoming election. Learn more about our Webinar series and how to register to attend.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 13:00