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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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Board of Directors Election Preview: Meet the Candidates

Board of Directors Election Preview: Meet the Candidates

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members – representing more nearly 10,000 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 candidates vying for the five open seats. During registration, be sure to submit your questions for our Q&A session with the candidates!

  • Board of Director Co-Hosts:
    Tracy Favre, Owner, Fig Hill Farm Consulting
    Kellee James, Founder & CEO, Mercaris

Exclusive to OTA Members

REGISTER

This webinar is open to Organic Trade Association members only and will be recorded. Register to be receive the recording after the webinar ends. Immediately following the webinar, ballots for the 2022 Board of Election seats will open for voting.

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Organic 101

Organic 101

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

New to the organic industry? Join us to learn the basics of what the organic label does (and doesn’t) mean, how it is enforced, and why it is the gold standard for food and non-food products around the world. Watch our previous presentation from 2019 and then join us for a live Q&A for 30 minutes with our Regulatory team.

  • Presenters:
  • Johanna Mirenda, Farm Policy Director, Organic Trade Association
  • Ann Marie Hourigan, Quality Standards Sr Team Lead, Agricultural Programs, Whole Foods Market
  • Mike Dill, Stakeholder Engagement & Services Manager, Organically Grown Company
  • Nate Powell-Palm, Farmer/Rancher, Cold Springs Organics

 

  • Q&A Hosts:
  • Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs, Organic Trade Association
  • Johanna Mirenda, Farm Policy Director, Organic Trade Association

Complimentary to OTA members
Not-yet member registration: $149

REGISTER NOW  

This webinar features a previously recorded session and live Q&A session following the recording. Registration is open until 11 am ET. For questions about registration payment or member status, please contact Danielle Cote (dcote@ota.com).

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Origin of Livestock Briefing & Implementation Working Session

Origin of Livestock Briefing & Implementation Working Session

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

OTA members in the organic dairy sector are invited to join OTA’s Farm Policy Director for a technical briefing on the Origin of Livestock Final Rule. Members will learn about the content and new requirements of the final rule and will engage in a working session to understand and prepare for the full implementation of the final rule.

Please contact Johanna Mirenda for more information.

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NOSB Spring 2022 Meeting

NOSB Spring 2022 Meeting

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 8:30am to Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 6:00pm

The NOSB will meet in Crystal City, VA to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2024, and recommendations on organic policies. Please visit the NOSB Meetings page for further information and instructions.

Meeting Information:
The Westin Crystal City
1800 Richmond Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Reservations +1 800-937-8461 (Group name: National Organic Standards Board)
Room reservation cutoff date: April 4, 2022 

NOSB Spring Meeting 2022 dates:
•    Public Comment Webinar Day 1: Tuesday, April 19 from Noon - 5:30 pm Eastern
•    Public Comment Webinar Day 2: Thursday, April 21 from Noon - 5:30 pm Eastern
•    NOSB Public Meeting Day 1: Tuesday, April 26 from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Eastern
•    NOSB Public Meeting Day 2: Wednesday, April 27 from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Eastern
•    NOSB Public Meeting Day 3: Thursday, April 28 from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Eastern

The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments. Times shown for face-to-face meetings are always in the meeting location’s local time zone. Webinars and commenting deadlines are always based on the Eastern time zone.

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NOSB Spring 2022 Meeting

NOSB Spring 2022 Meeting

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 8:30am to Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 6:00pm

The NOSB will meet in Crystal City, VA to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2024, and recommendations on organic policies. Please visit the NOSB Meetings page for further information and instructions.

Meeting Information:
The Westin Crystal City
1800 Richmond Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Reservations +1 800-937-8461 (Group name: National Organic Standards Board)
Room reservation cutoff date: April 4, 2022 

NOSB Spring Meeting 2022 dates:
•    Public Comment Webinar Day 1: Tuesday, April 19 from Noon - 5:30 pm Eastern
•    Public Comment Webinar Day 2: Thursday, April 21 from Noon - 5:30 pm Eastern
•    NOSB Public Meeting Day 1: Tuesday, April 26 from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Eastern
•    NOSB Public Meeting Day 2: Wednesday, April 27 from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Eastern
•    NOSB Public Meeting Day 3: Thursday, April 28 from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Eastern

The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments. Times shown for face-to-face meetings are always in the meeting location’s local time zone. Webinars and commenting deadlines are always based on the Eastern time zone.

8:30am to 6:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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