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WEBINAR - COVID-19 Forum: Financial Relief for Farmers

Our next COVID-19 forum is for farmers, ranchers, and producers to learn about new and existing aid programs designed specifically to assist them. Join us as we hear from Katie Naessens, Senior Professional Staff at the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, who will discuss the provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act designed to benefit agricultural operations.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

WEBINAR: GOTS Version 6.0 and the U.S. Market

Join the Organic Trade Association for a discussion on the recent release of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Version 6.0. In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll discuss an overview of organic labeling of fiber and textiles in the U.S., review the current market of GOTS in the United States, and provide an overview of GOTS including an update on the changes to the new version. Our panel of experts will help your organization prepare for the implementation of changes and answer your questions.

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Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:30 to 13:00

WEBINAR: COVID-19 Forum: Financial Stimulus Options and Cash Management Strategies

As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Small Business Administration established several new programs designed to provide financial relief to small businesses, co-ops, non-profits and farms. Organic Trade Association members are invited to a free webinar and forum to learn more about the programs – including the new Paycheck Protection Program. The program will be held next Tuesday, April 7th at 2:00 Eastern.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

WEBINAR: The Organic Center Presents: Building Soil Health in Organic Systems

Healthy soils are essential for resilient crop production and supporting our ecosystem. Unfortunately, soils in the United States are being degraded by unsustainable agricultural practices. Techniques used by organic farmers can help stop soil health degradation, or even restore soil health in previously degraded soils, because they replenish soil organic carbon and preserve underground biodiversity. However, the specific impacts of organic practices on soil health are not well understood.

Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

WEBINAR: Meet the Board Candidates

Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members – representing more than 9,500 organic businesses throughout all portions of the supply chain. Board elections are a unique opportunity for our members to decide – one vote per member organization – the future leaders of the organization. Join us for this interactive Webinar to learn more about the process, and meet the eight candidates vying for the five open seats. 

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Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

BIOFACH

BIOFACH, the world's leading trade fair for organic food, is taking place February 12-15, 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany. BIOFACH is the perfect opportunity for visiting professionals to meet organic producers from the organic market and be inspired by the sector’s latest trends.

Organic Trade Association will host 15 U.S. organic companies at BIOFACH, and will also participate in the following education sessions and meetings at the show: 

Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 08:00 to Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 17:00

Global Organic Produce Expo [GOPEX]

The Global Organic Produce Expo [GOPEX] is taking place January 9-11, 2020 in Miami, FL. 

Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 08:00 to Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 17:00

EcoFarm Conference

The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) will present the 40th annual EcoFarm Conference, January 22 - 25, 2020 in Pacific Grove, CA. This Conference will feature 70+ groundbreaking workshops, keynote speakers, farm tours, exhibitors, seed swaps, live music, organic culinary fare, and an annual awards banquet. As the oldest and largest organic farming conference in the West, EcoFarm Conference is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, and all who work to support their success as stewards of the earth.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 08:00 to Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 17:00

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