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Virtual Annual Membership Meeting

The Organic Trade Association Board of Directors invites you to our Annual Membership Meeting for a lively look at how we’re advancing organic, and creating opportunities for you to connect and grow.

Mark your calendars to join us virtually on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Registration will open soon.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 12:00

WEBINAR: Board of Directors Election Preview: Meet the 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 candidates vying for the five open seats. During registration, be sure to submit your questions for our Q&A session with the candidates!

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 14:30

WEBINAR: The Benefits of Technical Assistance for the Organic Industry

One of the main barriers for farmers transitioning to and staying in organic production is a lack of organic-specific farmer-focused technical assistance, putting technical assistance at the nexus of the organic industry’s biggest opportunities. Investments in technical assistance are important for all organic stakeholders who want to grow domestic organic acreage and maximize the benefits of organic for people and the planet.

Friday, March 19, 2021 - 13:00

WEBINAR: Maximizing Carbon Sequestration in Organic Systems

Organic has the advantage when it comes to mitigating climate change and building soil health by quantifying the carbon sequestration potential of organic soil management practices. Join The Organic Center on April 15 to learn more from the Robert Crystal-Ornelas, PhD, co-author of a recently-published paper that looks within organic management and builds on The Organic Center’s continued delivery on GRO Organic’s climate change and soil health portfolio.

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 14:30 to 15:30

VIRTUAL Briefing for Accredited Certifiers on Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions

The Organic Trade Association will host a special briefing for USDA-accredited certifying agents about Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions on Wednesday, April 7th 2021, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST. Attendance at this briefing is limited to Accredited Certifying Agents and IOIA Members only. If you are not an ACA or IOIA Member, please contact Adrienne Messe to attend one of our regular monthly info sessions to learn more about Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

WEBINAR: Introducing the Organic Market Basket

Introducing the Organic Market Basket | Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 2:00 pm Eastern / 11:00 am Pacific 

More details coming soon!

  • Esteemed Panelists: 
  • Angela Jagiello, Director of Education & Insights | Organic Trade Association
  • Jeff Crumpton, Retail Business Consultant | SPINS

Complimentary to OTA members 
Not-yet member registrations: $149

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 14:00

WEBINAR: Climate Action Planning for Organic Brands with the CAMP Tool

Beyond following the regulations for organic, there are countless ways organic operations can innovate to advance both their environmental and social missions. OTA has a full suite of tools to assist you, including a module that helps companies fast track climate action, the new Sustainable Food Trade Action Council’s Climate Action Management Primer (CAMP). 

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

WEBINAR: What's New with the Canadian Organic Standards

Join us on Thursday, March 11 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 a.m. Pacific, for a webinar on What's New with the Canadian Organic Standards.

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

VIRTUAL Buyers Mission: Healthy, Natural, and Organic Products

The Organic Trade Association and Food Export are planning a virtual buyers mission in place of the event we typically host at Expo West, to take place April 13-15, 2021. Meetings will take place 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST, but please note that some meetings could take place outside of these regular business hours to accommodate buyer time zones. While we would love to host the event in person at Expo West, we aren’t confident international travel will have resumed in time to host the wide range of buyers we typically bring to the show. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 08:00 to Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 17:00

International Briefing

2021 has brought a series of significant trade policy changes for businesses importing and exporting organic products. Join the Organic Trade Association’s international trade team for a member briefing on February 11 at 4 p.m. Eastern / 1 p.m. Pacific to discuss policy changes in the UK, EU, Mexico, India, and Canada that will impact your organic business.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00