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WEBINAR: U.S. Climate Policy & Organic Agriculture

The second in Organic Trade Association’s summer Webinar series on climate change will begin with a scientific grounding in the connections between organic practices and associated increases in soil carbon, and reductions in nitrogen pollution. From there, members of the trade association’s Board of Directors will share news about the Board’s recent work on policy recommendations to support organic as a key to mitigating climate change.
Date: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:15

WEBINAR: Organic & Climate – Breakthrough Progress in the EU

As part of its effort to become climate neutral by 2050, the EU's Green Deal calls for 25% of Europe's agriculture to be transitioned to organic (nearly triple the current area) by 2030. Join us to learn more about this bold effort to create a fair, healthy and environmentally beneficial food system. We'll discuss how leaders in the organic movement were able to successfully advocate for organic's inclusion in this sweeping program.

Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:15

WEBINAR - COVID-19 and the Shifting Retail Landscape

With a full quarter of results to draw from since the COVID-19 crisis began, we will take a look at how the retail landscape has changed. Where is the supply chain holding together, and where is it challenged? Which products and categories hold greater appeal with shoppers at this time? How have buying patterns changed since the initial panic purchasing began, and as a result of social distancing measures in stores?

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Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:15

WEBINAR - Labor Issues and COVID-19

 

Labor is one of the key inputs for the entire organic supply chain, beginning with the workers in the fields, continuing through the people working in packing, processing, distribution and retail. Given the current operating reality of COVID-19, learn how industry leaders are pivoting to practices that care for and protect their employees while ensuring a safe, available food supply. We'll also hear about labor availability, and receive an update on the processing of H2A visas.

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Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:15

WEBINAR: Organic Inspectors During COVID-19: Challenges & Solutions

As the outbreak of the COVID-19 creates organic supply chain disruptions, so does the need for continuity of organic inspection operations. In this webinar, you will learn about the unique challenges of the organic sector and how the Organic Trade Association, the Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) are working together to ensure organic compliance and the integrity of the organic supply chain.

Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:15

Organic Trade Association Spring Board Meeting

The Organic Trade Association Spring Board Meeting will take place on May 13, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST, and will be held as a phone conference.

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.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

WEBINAR: Exploring Trends and Opportunities for Organic Products around the World

 

Continued shifts in consumer health preferences and sustainability-minded consumers are further driving organic product sales around the world. This webinar will provide an overview of newly updated global organic data, highlighting observations and trends to compare important markets and opportunities for US producers and exporters. If you are currently exporting your products around the world or looking to learn more about export opportunities, this webinar will provide meaningful insights and detail further resources to help grow your international market.  

Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

Virtual Annual Meeting

 

Date: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 13:30 to 15:30

WEBINAR - COVID-19 Forum: Financial Relief for Farmers

Our next COVID-19 forum is for farmers, ranchers, and producers to learn about new and existing aid programs designed specifically to assist them. Join us as we hear from Katie Naessens, Senior Professional Staff at the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, who will discuss the provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act designed to benefit agricultural operations.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

WEBINAR: GOTS Version 6.0 and the U.S. Market

Join the Organic Trade Association for a discussion on the recent release of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Version 6.0. In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll discuss an overview of organic labeling of fiber and textiles in the U.S., review the current market of GOTS in the United States, and provide an overview of GOTS including an update on the changes to the new version. Our panel of experts will help your organization prepare for the implementation of changes and answer your questions.

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Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:30 to 13:00

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