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Benchmarking Trust in Organic

Global Communications leader Edelman has published its respected annual Trust Barometer for more than 20 years. The project surveys 30,000+ consumers in 28 countries, tracking trust and credibility of government, businesses, NGOs and media. Everett Eissenstat, Edelman Global Advisory’s North America Chair will share highlights of the firm’s most recent findings on trust. We will also dive into the results of recently completed work on trust specific to the organic sector. What are the drivers and potential risks to trust in the USDA organic?

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 13:00

Origin of Livestock Briefing & Implementation Working Session

OTA members in the organic dairy sector are invited to join OTA’s Farm Policy Director for a technical briefing on the Origin of Livestock Final Rule. Members will learn about the content and new requirements of the final rule and will engage in a working session to understand and prepare for the full implementation of the final rule.

Please contact Johanna Mirenda for more information.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:30

Organic 101

New to the organic industry? Join us to learn the basics of what the organic label does (and doesn’t) mean, how it is enforced, and why it is the gold standard for food and non-food products around the world. Watch our previous presentation from 2019 and then join us for a live Q&A for 30 minutes with our Regulatory team.

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:30

Board of Directors Election Preview: Meet the Candidates

Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members – representing more nearly 10,000 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 candidates vying for the five open seats. During registration, be sure to submit your questions for our Q&A session with the candidates!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Organic Trade Association Export Readiness Training

The Organic Trade Association is partnering with Goldencrest Global to provide Export Readiness Training services for new-to-export companies throughout the U.S. We repeatedly hear that companies are not ready to export when signing up for trade missions and other international activities - resulting in a weakened reputation and strained relationships with foreign buyers. The program is a detailed, 3 Module, Export Readiness Training program covering a total of 12 topics designed to get companies properly trained to export.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 08:00 to Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 17:00

Future of Organic Farmers Workshop

It has been 30 years since the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) was signed into law and while the organic sector has made many advancements, there is still much to be done to ensure the continued success of the organic movement and truly achieve the gold standard in food systems. The Organic Trade Association (OTA), the Organic Farmers Association (OFA), and the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University (ASU) led by Dr.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 13:00 to 17:00

Webinar: Black Farmer Justice: Past, Present, and Future

Black farmers have a rich history and promising future in the United States, even though the Black history of agriculture is often reduced to slavery and cotton plantations. In Farming While Black (2018), Leah Penniman argues that justice for Black people, farmers and otherwise, requires learning about Black histories of agriculture, creating new experiences in the natural world, and getting in touch with our food systems.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

WEBINAR: How Farming Systems Impact Bionutrients

How plants are grown can have an immense effect on nutritional content. A healthy, high functioning soil will produce crops that are flavorful, aromatic, and nutritious. Studies have reflected this by showing that organic production can result in higher antioxidant levels. However, nutrition is still not well understood, and the actual nutrient levels in of crops can vary dramatically with farmer, season, and seed.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:00


The Organic Center is collaborating with the USDA ERS, California State University, Fresno, and Purdue University on a virtual conference series and hackathon examining agricultural technology (AgTech) in organic.

The conferences will examine potential opportunities for technology to support the organic sector, pitfalls when it comes to access and equity in AgTech, historical and current examples of AgTech exacerbating the pre-existing structures of racism in the food system, and methods for analyzing AgTech’s fit within organic ideals.

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 09:00 to Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 17:00