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Organic PAC Oktoberfest Trivia Night

Congress recently introduced the Continuous Improvement and Accountability in Organic Standards Act, important bipartisan legislation that will shape the future of our industry. Learn more about how our congressional champions in Washington, D.C. fight for us by becoming part of Organic PAC.

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 18:00

Get Export Ready for 2022

Are your organic products international travelers? If not, Organic Trade Association can provide the tools you need to get export savvy. Log on to this 45-minute briefing to learn about upcoming trainings that will provide those new to exporting the knowledge and logistical expertise to conduct business abroad with confidence. We’ll share a suite of tools designed to give U.S. organic producers visibility into key export markets. Finally, you’ll be able to take your newfound knowledge for a spin: hear about OTA’s 2022 export activities planned for U.S.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 14:00 to 14:45

Organic 101

New to the organic industry? 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 the world around.

  • Esteemed Presenters:
  • Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President of Government Affairs | Organic Trade Association
  • More to be announced!

Complimentary to OTA Members
Not-yet member registration: $149

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Small Changes, Big Outcomes: The Impact of Organic Dairy on Reducing Synthetic Chemical Use

You may think your family’s food shopping decisions don’t have much of an impact. But when it comes to the positive impact of choosing organic dairy products, think again! Choosing organic means saying no to synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and drugs – especially antibiotics. And when you combine the impact of your organic ice cream with the organic yogurt used at your favorite diner, and the milk boxes in your child’s school lunch program, the use of organic dairy drastically reduces the amount of chemicals on our farms, and in our foods.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Summer Sunset Briefing: Prepare for the Fall NOSB Meeting

Every five years, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) reviews each material on organic’s National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances to either confirm it continues to meet the criteria for inclusion in organic production, or determine it is no longer eligible and will “sunset” from the list. In reviewing each material, the Board considers public comments, along with any new information about the substance’s impact to human and environmental health, or new alternatives to its use.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Organic Trade Association Hemp Listening Session

Join Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President, Regulatory & Technical Affairs, OTA for an Organic Hemp Listening Session, taking place August 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST. 

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 14:00

Organic Week in Washington D.C.

Organic Week is a place of discovery, collaboration and advocacy for farmers to retailers and everyone in between looking to help shape decisions that impact organic. Join us in Washington D.C. January 31 - February 2, 2022! 

Monday, January 31, 2022 - 09:00 to Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 17:00

WEBINAR: Science-Based Composting Practices

Join The Organic Center on Friday, July 23, 2021 - 12:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 am Pacific for a Webinar on Science-Based Composting Practices. 

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 12:00

WEBINAR: Managing Soil Amendments for Food Safety and Soil Health

Join The Organic Center on Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 2:00 pm Eastern / 11:00 am Pacific, for a Webinar on Managing Soil Amendments for Food Safety and Soil Health

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 14:00

SFTA Council Dialogue for UN Food Systems Summit

The Organic Trade Association’s Sustainable Food Trade Action (SFTA) Council is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and will be helping to bring diverse views to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit by organizing the Independent Dialogue outlined below. This event, taking place virtually May 10th 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST, will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to look at the ways organic can be part of the solution. Paul Schiefer, Sr.

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 14:00