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The OTA Calendar is full of events that are either organized or attended by OTA. We are pleased to organize and support dozens of events that advance organic agriculture and trade throughout the year. Some of these are signature OTA events hosted for members, while others are regional, national, or international conferences where OTA staff are featured keynotes and panelists. Whether we’re bringing the latest news and trends about the organic industry to diverse audiences, sponsoring business networking gatherings, or hosting listening sessions to gather feedback from the sector, you can count on OTA to be part of the action. 

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Webinar - U.S. Organic Trade with Korea

Webinar - U.S. Organic Trade with Korea

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 3:00pm

Join us for a webinar, May 3 at 3 p.m. EST concerning U.S. organic product trade with Korea. Click here to register! 

U.S. organic exports to Korea have increased from $5 million before equivalency in 2014 to $23 million in 2017. The organic market is growing, and many Korean customers are looking for USDA certified U.S. made organic products. This webinar will cover some Korean organic market developments including new products on the shelves, consumer insights and trade policy. It will also discuss the Organic Trade Association’s recent activities in Korea including its Korean language Facebook page, promotion with E-Mart, and influencer endorsements. Learn about our 2018 program and share your thoughts for 2019 promotions.

Please register now, and direct questions to Monique Marez, the Organic Trade Association’s Director for International Trade.

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Organic Week in Washington, D.C.

Organic Week in Washington, D.C.

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Organic Week in Washington, D.C., is the Organic Trade Association’s signature event and the only one of its kind.

  • It is a celebration of the organic supply chain. Everyone from small organic producers to major growers, from family-run organic operations to nationwide companies, from researchers and policy advocates to distributors and retailers will all come together to advance organic policy priorities.

  • It is a week of education and advocacy. Join discussions on federal policy issues critical to our nation’s nearly $50 billion organic sector. Take action on issues at the forefront of organic food, agriculture and trade priorities. Make a difference in Washington, D.C., and bring tools to advance organic back to your home state.

  • It is an unforgettable experience. Through keynote speeches by national thought leaders, inspiring moments from the business sector, and intimate networking opportunities, you will experience the impact of the organic sector in one powerful week.

The week's activities include:

Monday (all day) + Tuesday (morning), May 21-22
The Organic Center’s Confluences Summit at USDA 

Tuesday (afternoon), May 22
Organic Trade Association's Member Meetings + Workshop at The Hall of the States

Wednesday, May 23
Organic Trade Association's Hill Visits Day on Capitol Hill

Thursday, May 24
Organic Trade Association's Policy Conference at the historic National Press Club

The Organic Center Confluences Summit (May 21- 22) is colocated with The Organic Trade Association's Policy Conference and Hill Visits Day (May 23-24)  

 
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The Organic Center Confluences Summit

The Organic Center Confluences Summit

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:30pm

The Organic Center’s 2018 Organic Confluences Summit will take place Monday and Tuesday, May 21-22, at the Hall of the States, Washington, D.C. The Organic Confluences Summit  is held in conjunction with Organic Week D.C.

The 2018 event is all about advancing the transfer of knowledge to support organic food and farming. The conference brings together organic stakeholders to examine ways to improve research communication among farmers, scientists, extension agents, industry members and key policy influencers. Scientists from across the United States will present the latest research on how organic farming practices benefit soil health, water quality, biodiversity, and pollinators, and can contribute to climate change mitigation. To see some of the highlights presented at last year's summit, visit The Organic Center's website. Please contact Tracy Misiewicz, The Organic Center's Associate Director of Science Programs, with questions. 

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