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Wednesday, April 20, 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
 
 
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Food Tank Summit

Food Tank Summit

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:15am to Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 5:00pm

Food Tank, in partnership with American University, is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit April 20-21, 2016. This two-day event will feature more than 70 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for panels on topics including; nourishing the planet, improving nutrient density, the future of organic, investing in the food movement, legislating change in the food system, and more. To view the speaker lineup, see the summit agenda

OTA's CEO/ Executive Director Laura Batcha will speak on a panel on the Future of Organic at 1:00pm on Thursday, April 21st, keynoted by Dr. Carlo Leifert of the University of Newcastle. To learn more, contact Laura

9:15am to 5:00pm
 
A Transatlantic Dialogue on Organic Food Production and Trade

A Transatlantic Dialogue on Organic Food Production and Trade

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:30am to 1:00pm
Join OTA and the German American Chambers of Commerce on April 20, 2016 to discuss the global growing demand for organic trade with experts from Germany. The roundtable discussion will take place at OTA Headquarters: 444 N. Capitol St. NW, Suite 445A, Washington D.C., 20001. Speakers include Astrid Jakobs de Padua, Minister Counselor of Food and Agriculture, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C. and Dr. Carola Strassner, Professor Sustainable Food Systems at Münster University of Applied Sciences & MD a’verdis Sustainable Foodservice Solutions. 
 
Lunch will be provided. Attendance is free of charge but we ask that you please register in advance for catering purposes. To learn more contact Monique Marez, OTA's Associate Director of International Trade.

 

Agenda

09:30am

   

Check in and Coffee (program starts promptly at 10 a.m., please give yourself extra time to get through building security)

10:00am

 

Words of Welcome

10:10am

 

Panel 1: The Market for Organic Food in the U.S. and in Germany – Similarities and Differences

11:30am

 

Lunch & Networking (boxed lunch will be served)

12:00pm

 

Panel 2: Opportunities & Challenges for Transatlantic Organic Trade

01:00pm

 

End of Program

Register

 

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