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A Transatlantic Dialogue on Organic Food Production and Trade

Join OTA and the German American Chambers of Commerce on April 20, 2016 to discuss the global growing demand for organic trade with experts from Germany. The roundtable discussion will take place at OTA Headquarters: 444 N. Capitol St. NW, Suite 445A, Washington D.C., 20001. Speakers include Astrid Jakobs de Padua, Minister Counselor of Food and Agriculture, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C. and Dr.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 09:30 to 13:00

Webinar: "Measure Your On-Farm Biodiversity" presented by The Organic Center & Furman University

The Organic Center and Furman University are excited to present a webinar about measuring on-farm biodiversity using a simple, free public tool called the Healthy Farm Index.  Nature provides the foundation on which sustainable farming is built. However nature is complex, challenging to predict, and change on a farm is difficult to track over time. In this webinar we will first frame sustainable agriculture practices in light of their connection to nature and more specifically biodiversity.

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 17:30

Japan Organic Forum

OTA will lead educational sessions and showcase American producers at the first ever Organic Lifestyle Forum in Japan. An evolution from the recent successful Organic Day, the Organic Lifestyle Forum will include dozens of educational sessions geared at amplifying the benefits of organic and showcasing market opportunities in the industry. For more information please contact Monique Marez, OTA's Director of International Trade. 

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 10:00 to Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 17:00

East Coast Organic Tour

OTA will lead a media and industry tour for key trading partners showcasing the quality, diversity, and integrity of U.S. organic products through a hands-on learning experience of the organic industry along the East Coast. The tour will start in New York and end at Natural Products Expo East. For more information please contact Monique Marez, OTA's Associate Director of International Trade.

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 10:00 to Friday, September 23, 2016 - 17:00

OTA Trade Mission to Switzerland

OTA will lead a trade mission to Switzerland showcasing American companies to the Swiss market. For more information please contact Monique Marez, OTA's Associate Director of International Trade.

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:00 to Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:00

OTA Trade Mission to Taipei

OTA will lead a trade mission to Taipei showcasing American companies to the Taiwanese market. For more information please contact Monique Marez, OTA's Associate Director of International Trade.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:00 to Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 18:00

OTA Annual Board Retreat

OTA's Board of Directors will meet for two days of business meetings to conduct their annual strategic planning retreat. Contact Stephanie Jerger with questions. If you’re in the Bay Area, join them on Tuesday January 12, from 5:00pm-7:30pm for an OTA Networking Event at the Clif Bar Headquarters (1451 66th Street, Emeryville, CA 94608). 


Monday, January 11, 2016 - 09:00 to Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 17:00

Expo West Reverse Trade Mission

OTA will sponsor ten buyers from all over the world to come to Expo West in Anaheim, California, March 8-13 to connect with U.S. organic companies. International buyer profiles are now available to view. For a small participation fee, OTA organizes one-on-ones with highly motivated buyers looking to bring U.S. organic products to their customers. OTA will also lead several education sessions on trade. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 09:30 to Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 17:00

Guelph Organic Conference

COTA will be attending Guelph Organic Conference January 28 to 31, 2016.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:15 to Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 17:15