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WEBINAR: Developing Public-Private Partnerships to Address Organic Research Needs

Last year, The Organic Center partnered with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to hold a convening examining research areas that would have the most impact on advancing the organic sector, explore avenues for private-public partnerships, and identify areas where industry is interested in investing in research.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

WEBINAR: 2019 Organic Agriculture Survey Results

Wondering what happened with organic at the farm level in the past few years? Join us to hear a presentation of results from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) 2019 Organic Survey. You’ll hear about changes in acreage, production, and sales data for a variety of organic crop and livestock commodities as well as organic marketing and agricultural practices.

Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:00
 
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Thank you for your interest in attending the Organic Trade Association's virtual media briefing on organic and climate change. The briefing will take place on Wednesday, September 30 at 1:00 p.m. ET via video conference. Since we can't be together in person, we invite you to join on video to connect with our staff and Board members on how we're advancing organic as a climate solution. You will receive login details after you register.

WEBINAR: Alternate Finance Models for Organic Businesses

Among the areas where organic businesses are innovating is how they finance their operations and growth. From employee and family ownership, to novel legal structures, and working with socially-minded investors, organic companies are rethinking standard models to the benefit of their operations and their larger communities. Join us for insight and inspiration from business leaders and investors who have brought new thinking to the old challenge of how to best structure and capitalize organic organizations.

Date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
 
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Our goal is to strategically target your meetings for the greatest impact. We base our strategy on your footprint and industry presence to maximize your effect on Capitol Hill.
 
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Please note: This virtual fly-in is different than our typical fly-in which takes place over one day, with many meetings per person. These meetings will be held over a two-week span (September 21-October 2) and advocates may only have one or two meetings. Meetings will be targeted to the most impactful Members of Congress on climate issues so you likely will not be meeting with your direct representatives or Senators. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we advance organic’s position in federal climate policy!

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This information will remain confidential, it is only for meeting request purposes. If you would prefer to send a file with your company's operations, or if you have any questions, please contact Ben Knuth (bknuth@ota.com).
 
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“Trusted Advisor” is a category of professional who is qualified to advise and assist companies enrolled in Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions. Trusted Advisors are experts in organic compliance and VACCP (Vulnerability Assessment Critical Control Points) and can go in-depth with enrolled participants to carry out a vulnerability assessment and develop an Organic Fraud Prevention Plan. Trusted Advisors automatically qualify as a “Competent Partner.”

To obtain this status, the following qualifications must be met. ALL applicants will be expected to pay a one-time application fee of $100. All approved applicants will be expected to sign an annual license contract, pay an annual license fee based on annual revenue, and sign a contract for the use of the Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions “Partner” logo. The licensing fee covers the promotion of your services on OTA.com and Find.Organic, as well as your use of the “Partner” logo that was exclusively designed for Trusted Advisors.


Organic Qualifications

This can include but is not limited to: inspector status, certification work, NOSB participation, and/or a business or organization that has catered specifically to USDA organic compliance.

Vulnerability Assessment and Fraud Prevention Qualifications

Have you completed the following training courses?

NOTE: a refresher course will be required annually

The following are alternative training options in place of or in addition to CLASS 3 listed above, Food Fraud Prevention VACCP. Have you completed any of the following training courses?

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WEBINAR: Weathering the Economic Storm

While many organic businesses have seen record demand during the COVID-19 crisis, others – particularly smaller companies, and those operating outside major categories – have struggled as retailers doubled down on entrenched brands, and shoppers all but ceased browsing. Our panel of experts will discuss the evolving market dynamics, provide guidance and explore solutions for entrepreneurial businesses. We will also share an update on available stimulus options for organic small companies. 

Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:15

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