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Organic Week D.C.

Join us for our signature policymaking event, Organic Week in Washington, D.C. at the Intercontinental at the Wharf on D.C.'s waterfront from three days of advocacy and countless connections.

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JUNE 8-10, 2020 | INTERCONTINENTAL - AT THE WHARF ON D.C.’s WATERFRONT

THREE DAYS. ONE LOCATION. COUNTLESS CONNECTIONS.

Date: 
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 08:00 to Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 17:00

Natural Products Expo West

The Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center are looking forward to a number of opportunities to bring people together for business, networking, and socializing at Natural Products Expo West, taking place March 3-7, 2020 in Anaheim, CA. 

The Organic Center’s 17th Annual Benefit Dinner
March 4, 2020  |  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Anaheim Marriott Marquis Ballroom 

Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 09:00 to Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 17:00

BIOFACH

BIOFACH, the world's leading trade fair for organic food, is taking place February 12-15, 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany. BIOFACH is the perfect opportunity for visiting professionals to meet organic producers from the organic market and be inspired by the sector’s latest trends.

Organic Trade Association will host 15 U.S. organic companies at BIOFACH, and will also participate in the following education sessions and meetings at the show: 

Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 08:00 to Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 17:00

Global Organic Produce Expo [GOPEX]

The Global Organic Produce Expo [GOPEX] is taking place January 9-11, 2020 in Miami, FL. 

Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 08:00 to Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 17:00

EcoFarm Conference

The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) will present the 40th annual EcoFarm Conference, January 22 - 25, 2020 in Pacific Grove, CA. This Conference will feature 70+ groundbreaking workshops, keynote speakers, farm tours, exhibitors, seed swaps, live music, organic culinary fare, and an annual awards banquet. As the oldest and largest organic farming conference in the West, EcoFarm Conference is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, and all who work to support their success as stewards of the earth.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 08:00 to Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 17:00

Read our comments on Origin of Livestock

On October 1, 2019, the USDA reopened the comment period for the proposed rule on Origin of Livestock that was originally published on April 28, 2015. The new comment period was open until December 2, 2019 to give all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed rule. Read OTA's final comments.

Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference

The Organic Trade Association’s Fiber Council will be participating in the 2019 Textile Sustainability Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 15 - 18!

Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 08:00 to Friday, October 18, 2019 - 17:00

Organic Growers Summit

The Organic Growers Summit will be taking place December 4-5, 2019 in Monterey, CA. Launched by the Organic Produce Network (OPN) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) will bring organic growers, producers and processors to Monterey for two days of education, information and networking opportunities with their production supply chain and support service providers.

The Organic Trade Association will be participating in the following sessions taking place at the Organic Growers Summit:

Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 09:00 to Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 17:00

Nate Powell-Palm

Company: 
Cold Springs Organics
Award: 
Rising Star
Year: 
2019
Headshot: 

Nate Powell-Palm started farming when he was just 12 years old as part of a 4-H project, and used grants and other opportunities to develop and expand his cattle operation in Bozeman, MT. Raising livestock according to organic standards, he applied for certification while still in high school. During college, he completed IOIA training, and started working as an organic inspector. Since graduation, he has expanded the farm into crop production while also growing his cattle enterprise.

Lynn Coody

Company: 
Organic Agsystems Consulting
Award: 
Growing Organic Community
Year: 
2019
Headshot: 

Lynn Coody of Eugene, Oregon, has been active as a crucial voice on the organic front since the 1970s. First serving as general manager of an organic farm, in the ensuing decades she has provided invaluable technical assistance to growers, certifiers, producers and regulatory agencies at the local, state, regional, national and international levels. She was one of a three-person team who guided the development and passage of Oregon’s ground-breaking Organic Food Law in the late 1980s.

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