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Peggy Sutton

Company: 
To Your Health Sprouted Flour
Award: 
Rising Star
Year: 
2017
Headshot: 
Peggy Sutton, Rising Star Organic

Peggy Sutton of To Your Health Sprouted Flour will receive the Rising Star Organic Leadership Award. Before building one of the organic industry’s latest trends, Peggy Sutton of To Your Health Sprouted Flour was an innovator and health-conscious, family-focused home cook. Now, she is an expert in the field of sprouting organic flours and grains. In 2005, Peggy resurrected this ancient method in her kitchen.

Bob Anderson

Company: 
Sustainable Strategies—Advisers in Food and Agriculture
Award: 
Growing the Organic Industry
Year: 
2017
Headshot: 
Bob Anderson, Growing the Organic Industry

Receiving the Growing the Organic Industry leadership Award will be Bob Anderson of Sustainable Strategies—Advisers in Food and Agriculture. Bob first became active in organic by operating the Walnut Acres brand for 30 years beginning in 1969. A long-time organic pioneer, he was the longest-serving chair of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Standards Board. Over his career, he has championed organic standards, helped grow organic businesses, and served domestically and internationally as an ambassador for organic.

Webinar: Hot Trends and Resources for Organic Brands

Attend this great webinar to get information on the market dynamics and consumer trends driving the organic industry. And, as our gift to you, when you register and attend the Webinar, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) will share a ten slide mini-deck chocked full of trends, growth figures and other helpful information you can use immediately to enhance your sales presentations.
 
Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 14:00

OTA submits comments on Organic Check-off

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Jan. 17, 2017 announced it is seeking public comments to a proposal for a nationwide research and promotion check-off program for the organic industry. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has hailed this action as a significant step that will advance the growing organic sector and have important and long-lasting benefits for organic farmers, businesses and consumers alike.

Sustainable Food Summit

The Sustainable Food Summit will be held June 1-2 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. OTA will present at the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit a gathering of more than 120 senior executives from the food industry to debate key sustainability issues. The aim of the Sustainable Foods Summit is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues.

Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 14:45 to Friday, June 2, 2017 - 16:45

IFT 2017 Annual Meeting and Food Expo

The IFT 2017 Annual Meeting and Food Expo will take place in Las Vegas, NV, June 25-28, 2017. The Organic Trade Association will be attending and presenting in a session titled "Developing Organic and Natural Ingredients for Use in Organic Products." Attendees will learn about several approaching regulatory changes to the USDA organic regulations on the use of natural flavors, colors, carrageenan and celery powder and gain an appreciation of the market opportunity available for food technologists who specialize in creating organic and

Date: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:00 to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 18:00

Live Organic Pop-Up Shop

From May 4-6, 2017, the Organic Trade Association's Fiber Council will host a two-day organic fiber and textiles pop-up event! The event will take place at a health food store in New York City that will showcase certified organic fiber products and brands across all categories nationwide. The purpose is to raise awareness, promote organic fiber and textiles, and educate shoppers and the media on why purchasing organic fiber and textiles matters for people and the environment.

Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 18:00

Farm Bill Educational Summit hosted by Agri-Pulse

Agri-Pulse, the nation’s leading source of farm and food policy information, will hold a Farm Bill Educational Summit at the National Press Club on March 20. The Organic Trade Association will be one of the sponsors of the event, and OTA CEO, Laura Batcha, will be on a panel to talk about organic and the opportunities it offers. The event will be attended by key congressional staffers and policy makers who will be directly involved in the creation of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 15:15

Agriculture Department seeks comments on national organic check-off

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday announced it is seeking public comments to a proposal for a nationwide research and promotion check-off program for the organic industry. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) hailed the action as a significant step that will advance the growing organic sector and have important and long-lasting benefits for organic farmers, businesses and consumers alike.

USDA approves transitional certification program

Alert

On January 11, 2017, The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help guide farmers transitioning into certified organic agricultural production. 

 

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