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Thursday, March 10, 2016

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CCOF Annual Meeting

CCOF Annual Meeting

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 5:00pm

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF’s) 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference events will take place February 9-10, 2017, in Visalia, California. This year’s theme—Organic Innovation and Inspiration—will feature the innovative techniques organic producers, handlers, retailers, and other change-makers are using to address current economic and environmental issues, as well as big ideas for tackling the challenges of tomorrow. We invite you to join other innovators to change the world by changing the way we grow.

The festivities begin Thursday evening with the first annual CCOF Foundation Awards Feast. Hear from the next generation of organic producers and the champions who are helping them build their careers in agriculture. Friday’s full-day conference will focus on the innovations that are shaping our organic world. From new technology to out-of-the-box solutions for sustainability, you won’t want to miss this show and tell from some of organic’s biggest thinkers.

OTA's CEO Laura Batcha will discuss the GRO Organic Check-off, including what’s at stake for organic producers and processors and how to weigh-in as the process unfolds. 

9:00am to 5:00pm
Expo West Reverse Trade Mission

Expo West Reverse Trade Mission

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 9:30am to Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 5:00pm

OTA will sponsor ten buyers from all over the world to come to Expo West in Anaheim, California, March 8-13 to connect with U.S. organic companies. International buyer profiles are now available to view. For a small participation fee, OTA organizes one-on-ones with highly motivated buyers looking to bring U.S. organic products to their customers. OTA will also lead several education sessions on trade. 

Contact Monique Marez, OTA’s Associate Director for International Trade, to learn more. 

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9:30am to 5:00pm
Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo West

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 5:00pm

Natural Products Expo West will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. OTA will host a full schedule of membership activities and events in conjunction with the trade show. This exciting week in Anaheim serves as one of the primary, annual gathering places for the OTA membership. We look forward to connecting OTA members, Board and staff for association business, member meetings, and social and networking events including The Organic Center's Annual Benefit Dinner. Contact Tracy Campany to learn more.


9:00am to 5:00pm
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Herbruck's Organic Seminar

Herbruck's Organic Seminar

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 5:00pm

Herbruck's Organic Seminar will take place March 9-10 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in conjunction with Michigan Organic Food and Farming Association meetings. Nate Lewis, OTA's Senior Crop and Livestock Specialist, will present on organic markets, certification, and regulatory policy updates. To connect with OTA at the seminar, please contact Nate.

9:00am to 5:00pm
Michigan Organic Food and Farming Alliance Organic Intensive

Michigan Organic Food and Farming Alliance Organic Intensive

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:00am

Michigan Organic Food and Farming Alliance will offer an Organic Intensive March 10th 2016. Organic Intensives are an opportunity to acquire practical, detailed information from experts and practitioners over the course of a day with fellow Michigan farmers and gardeners. OTA's Senior Livestock Specialist Nate Lewis will be speaking on the organic certification process and planning organic systems. To connect with OTA at the intensive, please contact Nate



The Organic Center's 13th Annual Benefit Dinner

The Organic Center's 13th Annual Benefit Dinner

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:30pm

Experience a winning combination of good food, good company, and good science at the biggest, and best, business networking dinner at Expo West. The event will take place Thursday March 10 at the Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, CA. Come to meet old friends and make new ones, to be inspired and entertained, and to enjoy a fantastic organic meal – all in support of The Organic Center. You can count on a thought-provoking program and some great entertainment. With hundreds of attendees expected, you are guaranteed to connect with colleagues and organic industry leaders.

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