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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.

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

United States of Organic: Introducing the State Organic Network

United States of Organic: Introducing the State Organic Network

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific

Date: 
Tuesday, October 12, 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.

Date: 
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.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00
 
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The Organic Market Basket is a data tool from the Organic Trade Association (powered by SPINS) that follows a collection of some of the best-selling organic items in the grocery store. The quarterly snapshot reports average price and volume changes for a range of items including everything from carrots to yogurt to bread. Download the latest edition here.

Organic Trade Association members have access to the comprehensive data that powers the tool. Complete this form to access the Excel spreadsheet which will allow you to drill down to the item level for average price and volume changes. You’ll also get a look at the trends for the past 52 weeks and the ability to delineate by channel.  

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in joining the Organic Trade Association. Students are the future of organic, and we are here to support you – in your area of study, and in the pursuit of a career in the industry. Please take a moment to tell us about yourself:

(you may choose multiple options)

Tell us about your program

Please limit your response to 250 characters

Payment

The annual fee for student membership is $50

*Note: Scholarship funds may be available to offset your annual membership fee. If you’d like to be considered, please submit a 250 word (or 2-minute video) statement about why you’re interested in a career in organic. You may send this information to OTA’s Director of Education & Insights, Angela Jagiello (ajagiello@ota.com).

We plan to share occasional updates regarding opportunities in organic, including available jobs and internships. By submitting this form, you will be added to our e-mail list.

Thank you for your interest in our Diversity and Entrepreneurship Fund (DEF), which provides a two-year Trade Membership to the Organic Trade Association (OTA).

Who may apply for this program?

  • Businesses that are 51% owned and controlled by *members of these groups:
    • Black
    • Hispanic/Latinx
    • Native American/Indigenous American/Alaska Native
    • Pacific Islander
    • Women
  • US-based companies
  • Engaged in the production, distribution, certification, or promotion of certified organic products and the services required to produce them; or
  • Actively transitioning to the production, distribution, certification, or promotion of certified organic products and services
  • Businesses who are willing to actively engage in the various avenues of policymaking, at OTA, over the 2 year period

*Note if you do not identify in one of these social or economically disadvantaged groups but should be considered eligible for the program please include that information in the form below.

Please limit to 50 words

Virtual Annual Membership Meeting

The Organic Trade Association Board of Directors invites you to our Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 16, at 11:30 a.m. Pacific / 2:30 p.m. Eastern. We will bring members together for advocacy, inspiration and networking.

Save your seat for this interactive and engaging virtual event where you will:

Date: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 14:00
 
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We offer a set of effective tools for organic businesses to build, measure and refine their sustainability programs. The COMPASS program provides consistent annual guidance using a variety of key sustainability tools from which companies can choose the ones that best fit their businesses. One of the options in the COMPASS program is the Climate Action Management Primer (CAMP), which helps farmers and businesses chart a climate strategy by identifying climate hotspots and prioritizing actions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

Access to these programs is currently limited to OTA Members and SFTA Council Members. Consultations are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please submit this form to be added to the waitlist. 

Which of the four COMPASS Modules are you interested in? 

Infographics are available for further information on COMPASS and CAMP

What is your ideal timeframe for participation?

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