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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. 

OTA Hosted Event

October 2022

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Expo East Buyers Mission

Expo East Buyers Mission

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 5:00pm

September 28-October 1, 2022 (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.)

The Organic Trade Association and Food Export NE look forward to hosting a wide array of international buyers from around the world at Expo East 2022. We will arrange 1 on 1 meetings for you based on buyer interest in your product(s). Interested? Email Alexis Carey

9:00am to 5:00pm
 
W.A.S.H Conference

W.A.S.H Conference

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 11:00am

 

W.A.S.H Conference seeks to build the capacity of systematically excluded farmers in the South by plugging them into the supply chain with major brands. W.A.S.H is intended for farmers with existing farming operations who have current demonstrated production capacity. This conference is not for beginners or start-up farms. It is open to all genders and farmers who identify as Black and/or Indigenous. OTA is attending this event.

Twenty farmers will be selected. Farmers will receive a $1000 stipend for their time and input. It will be held in Liberty, North Carolina on October 1. A private pre-conference bonfire event will be held at Green Heffa Farms on September 30, 2022.
 
If interested, please complete this application by August 17, 2022. Farmers selected will be notified by August 31, 2022.

Register Here

W.A.S.H. OBJECTIVES

-Connect producers with companies that are being intentional about sourcing from BIPOC farmers.

-Discuss barriers that exist for Black and Indigenous farmers in equitable participation in the supply chain and ways to resolve them.

-Discuss opportunities for Black and Indigenous farmers in climate smart commodities and ways to become more climate resilient


Questions? Interested in sponsoring? Please email info@greenheffafarms.com

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SIAL Paris 2022

SIAL Paris 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 10:30am to Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 7:30pm

Join the Organic Trade Association on October 15-19, 2022 for the world’s largest food and beverage trade show in – SIAL Paris!  This trade show draws buyers from around the world to meet thousands of exhibitors across the food and beverage industry. Interested? Email Alexis Carey

Please note that all other expenses, such as meals, samples, shipping costs, and the cost to and from the airport, are at your own cost. Attendees are expected to arrive in Paris on or before October 14th. Because we have limited space at this event, each application is subject to approval. Participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to new exhibitors.

SIAL Paris
Location: Paris, France
Show site: Parc de expositions Paris Nord Villepinte
Show Dates: October 15th - October 19th
Arrive in Paris: October 14th

Register Here

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SIAL Paris 2022

SIAL Paris 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 10:30am to Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 7:30pm

Join the Organic Trade Association on October 15-19, 2022 for the world’s largest food and beverage trade show in – SIAL Paris!  This trade show draws buyers from around the world to meet thousands of exhibitors across the food and beverage industry. Interested? Email Alexis Carey

Please note that all other expenses, such as meals, samples, shipping costs, and the cost to and from the airport, are at your own cost. Attendees are expected to arrive in Paris on or before October 14th. Because we have limited space at this event, each application is subject to approval. Participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to new exhibitors.

SIAL Paris
Location: Paris, France
Show site: Parc de expositions Paris Nord Villepinte
Show Dates: October 15th - October 19th
Arrive in Paris: October 14th

Register Here

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Japan and Korea Trade Mission

Japan and Korea Trade Mission

Monday, October 24, 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, October 28, 2022 - 5:30pm

Register now to join the Organic Trade Association and the Food Export Association on a focused trade mission to Japan and Korea! This trade mission will visit Tokyo and Seoul, with a focus on organic and healthy product importers. OTA and Food export will coordinate one-on-one meetings with qualified buyers in both markets for you, as well as retail tours on-site. This trade mission will begin in Tokyo on October 24th and conclude in Seoul on October 28th.

Register Here

Transportation to/from the airport is at your own cost, with the exception of airport travel between Tokyo and Seoul. OTA does not cover shipping costs for your products; however, OTA will provide logistical support for shipping. You are expected to arrive in Tokyo no later than October 23rd. Please direct any questions to Alexis Carey at acarey@ota.com

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NOSB Fall 2022 Meeting

NOSB Fall 2022 Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 8:30am to Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 6:00pm

The NOSB will meet in Sacramento, CA 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:
Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown - Arena
300 J Street
Sacramento, California
Reservations Link: 2022 Fall NOSB Board Meeting or  +1 877 666 3243 (Group name: National Organic Standards Board)
Room reservation cutoff date: Friday, September 24, 2022

NOSB Fall Meeting 2021 dates:

  • Public Comment Webinar Day 1: Tuesday, October 18 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Public Comment Webinar Day 2: Thursday, October 20 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 1: Tuesday, October 25 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 2: Wednesday, October 26 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 3: Thursday, October 27 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific

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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Third Annual National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Congress

Third Annual National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Congress

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 9:30am to Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 5:00pm

 

OTA is proud to be attending The NLFR's Annual Congress Conference held at Isleta, New Mexico October 27- 29. The purpose of the event is to bring agricultural stakeholders together to share agricultural best practices, Farm Bill resolutions, and climate-smart updates. Conference participants will discuss their regional programs and challenges to learn directly from each other. OTA is coming to discuss organic opportunities and challenges, and how best to access resources. Collectively, we encourage participants to support underserved producers to thrive and achieve more sustainable food and agricultural systems. To attend or become a sponsor register here!

 

Register Here

 

Learn more about National Latino Farmers and Ranchers

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