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The Organic Center Benefit Dinner

Join us for the The Organic Center's 16th Annual Benefit Dinner, the biggest all-organic networking dinner on Wednesday, March 6 at Natural Products Expo West.

Expect a thought-provoking program featuring keynote speaker Shannon Allen. Shannon, wife of 2x NBA champion Ray Allen, is the creator and owner of the thriving all-organic fast-food restaurant chain grown™.
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Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 18:00 to 22:00

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) Annual Membership Meeting

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) is the fifth largest organic certifier in the United States. The PCO Annual Membership Meeting will be taking place on November 28th, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 16:30 to 19:00

Farmers Advisory Council (FAC) Fly-In 2019

The Organic Trade Association’s Farmers Advisory Council (FAC) Fly-In brings organic farmers from across the country to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress, USDA and national agriculture organizations to discuss issues of importance to organic farmers. The Fly-In will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 4 and conclude at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6.  

Date: 
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 18:30 to Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 15:00

EcoFarm Conference

The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) will present the 39th annual EcoFarm Conference January 23 - 26, 2019 in Pacific Grove, CA - Featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, awards banquet, live entertainment, mixers, and organic culinary fare. Workshops offer practical and cutting edge information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing, distribution, and food systems.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:00 to Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 17:00

2018 Farm Bill Updates

More than 500 organic operations, from organic fruit and vegetable growers, grains and oilseed farmers, livestock and poultry producers, dairy farmers, organic processors, and food makers across 45 states, participated in a comprehensive farm bill survey conducted by the Organic Trade Association. They all agreed that the next farm bill must include policies that promote a healthy organic marketplace, ensure that organic farmers continue to be successful, and expand organic production.

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, and then votes in a public forum. Detailed meeting information, including agendas, locations, proposals, and public comments will be posted below as it becomes available. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 08:30 to Friday, October 26, 2018 - 18:00

Consumer Federation of America’s 41st Annual National Food Policy Conference

The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of non-profit consumer organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education. For 41 years, the National Food Policy Conference has been a Washington institution and a unique collaboration between consumer advocates, the food industry and government.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 08:00 to Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:30

OTA sues USDA to defend organic

In Brief: Organic Livestock + Poultry Practices Rule

  • The continued success of the organic sector demands that organic standards be robust, consistent and clear in order to stay meaningful.

Farmers Advisory Council Fly-In

The Organic Trade Association’s Farmers Advisory Council (FAC) is organizing a farmer fly-in scheduled for November 28-30.  FAC’s goal during this event is to meet with members of the Senate and House Ag Committee to discuss the upcoming Farm Bill.  Meetings are also expected to be scheduled with USDA, White House, and other DC-based Ag groups to discuss issues of concern to organic farmers.

For more information contact Allison Rice, Engagement Coordinator. 

Date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 08:00 to Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 17:00

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