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Organic Week in Washington, D.C.

ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION’S ORGANIC WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
JUNE 8-10, 2020 | INTERCONTINENTAL—AT THE WHARF ON D.C.’s WATERFRONT

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 

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

Take Action 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 is open until December 2, 2019 to give all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed rule.

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.

Israel Morales Sr.

Company: 
JV Farms Organic
Award: 
Organic Farmer of the Year
Year: 
2019
Headshot: 

Israel Morales Sr. is JV Farms Organic’s lead grower with over 40 years of farming experience. JV Farms Organic in Soledad, CA, is committed to growing organic crops in an innovative and eco-friendly manner. Israel has extensive experience not just in knowing what produce matches the type of soil, but also other factors important to soil health. As ranch manager, he has direct influence on the growing practices on all of the acres in his operation.

Webinar: Top 10 Organic Headlines of 2019

Join Organic Trade Association to review the stories that made news in organic in 2019. We'll review the most compelling issues and discuss tips and resources for representing organic and your brand accurately in the media. Learn more about our Webinar series and how to register to attend.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 14:00

Webinar: NOSB Wrap-Up

Join Organic Trade Association's regulatory team for a briefing on the issues discussed at  the National Organic Standards Board's fall meeting. Learn more about our Webinar series and how to register to attend.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 13:00

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