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Friday, December 2, 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
Trade Mission to United Arab Emirates

Trade Mission to United Arab Emirates

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 5:00pm

The Organic Trade Association and three member companies will travel to the United Arab Emirates to attend the Middle East Natural and Organic Product Expo in Dubai. In addition to attending the show, the mission will have numberous meetings and store tours in an effort to better understand this growth market. For more information please contact Monique Marez, OTA's Director of International Trade.

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8:00am to 5:00pm


Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:45am to Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 5:00pm

The ShiftCon Conference will take place in New Orleans December 1-3, 2016. ShiftCon is the only social media conference focusing on food, wellness, health, and the environment. This conference blends workshops, networking, parties, and intense collaboration of changemakers all over in one place, with 500+ leading social media influencers attending.

OTA and The Organic Center will sponsor an Organic Track including two sessions focused on the health and environmental benefits of organic. The sessions will be moderated by OTA's CEO Laura Batcha and presenters will include Organic Center scientists Dr. Jessica Shade and Dr. Tracy Misiewicz, as well as Dr. Asa Bradman, a University of California Berkeley scientist and Organic Center board member. 

Friday, December 2

4:00 - 5:00 pm | Hot Science: How Organic Agriculture is Improving Our Environment

Organic isn’t just good for you, it’s good for the environment. This compelling and informative presentation addresses organic’s role in some of the most critical aspects of environmental science – soil health, water quality, biodiversity conservation, and climate change. Come learn how your food choices – and specifically choosing organic — can improve the world we live in.

Saturday, December 3

9:45 - 10:45 am | Hot Science: How Organic Supports A Healthy You
Groundbreaking studies prove that choosing organic food for yourself and your family is good for everyone’s health on a number of levels. This panel presentation features top scientists in the field to highlight the most recent research supporting the health benefits of eating organic, including improved nutritional content, pesticide avoidance, and protection against antibiotic resistant bacteria. From our babies to our senior citizens, organic supports a healthy you, and this panel will prove it!

To connect with OTA at ShiftCon, contact our Director of Media Relations Maggie McNeil. To connect with the Organic Center at ShiftCon, contact the Center's Director of Science Programs Jessica Shade

9:45am to 5:00pm
Montana Organic Association's 14th Annual Conference

Montana Organic Association's 14th Annual Conference

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:45am to Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 5:00pm

Montana Organic Association (MOA) will hold their annual conference at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana on December 1-3, 2016. Keynote speaker will be John P. Reganold, Regents Professor of Soil Science & Agroecology at Washington State University. OTA's Farm Policy Director, Nate Lewis, will be attending and providing updates on organic farm policy issues. To connect with OTA at the conference, contact Nate. Mark your calendars today and check back soon for details!


9:45am to 5:00pm
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