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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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  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 8:00am to Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 5:00pm
    Organic Trade Association Export Readiness Training

    Organic Trade Association Export Readiness Training

    Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 8:00am to Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 5:00pm

    The Organic Trade Association is partnering with Goldencrest Global to provide Export Readiness Training services for new-to-export companies throughout the U.S. We repeatedly hear that companies are not ready to export when signing up for trade missions and other international activities - resulting in a weakened reputation and strained relationships with foreign buyers. The program is a detailed, 3 Module, Export Readiness Training program covering a total of 12 topics designed to get companies properly trained to export. Topics include developing an export plan, foreign market research, understanding organic trade agreements, export regulations, documentation, and more! Companies can earn an OTA branded Export Readiness Training Certificate at the completion of the 3 training modules. OTA will be incorporating our already successful export resources into the trainings.

    Register here. 

    Dates:
    May 4, 2022
    May 18, 2022
    June 8, 2022

    Testimonial: “I was not sure what to expect from this training, sometimes continuing education sessions like this are well worthwhile and occasionally not as much. What was brought to the table here is enough for anyone to start exporting in a holistic, professional and educated way. The information is concise, easy to understand, delivered well (not too fast or slow) and kept us all engaged. The homework was not imposing, was direct and effective in applying the knowledge taught. I can't recommend this course highly enough for anyone who is interested in exporting and for those that already are-it was a great refresher and affirmation for me.”

    NOTE: You must agree to be present for all three training sessions when you register. Up to two people can participate per company and each company only needs to register once regardless of the number of participants. If you have any questions, please reach out to Alexis Carey at acarey@ota.com
    DISCLAIMER: Participation in this event is limited to companies who produce and sell USDA certified organic products of U.S. origin. This is the federal USDA regulation for participation and part of declaration you agree to when signing up for Organic Trade Association activities.  All exhibitors must complete an evaluation of the program.

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    The Organic Trade Association is partnering with Goldencrest Global to provide Export Readiness Training services for new-to-export companies throughout the U.S. We repeatedly hear that companies are ...
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 9:00am to Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 4:00pm
    AHPA’s 10th Botanical Congress

    AHPA’s 10th Botanical Congress

    Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 9:00am to Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 4:00pm

    The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is pleased to announce its 10th Botanical Congress, a two-day virtual symposium themed “Botanicals and Planet Earth, 2022”. For the first time, the congress will be held virtually over two days: August 16-17, 2022, 9am-1pm PT / 12-4pm ET daily. They will be exploring issues directly impacting those companies and individuals conducting business in the botanical/herbal and dietary supplement industries.  

    Register Here

    In commemoration of AHPA’s 40th anniversary, AHPA deems it fitting to also celebrate this great planet we call home by shining a spotlight on Planet Earth during the Botanical Congress. The goal is to focus on ways the industry can both address relevant issues such as pesticides and supply chain delays and, more importantly, caucus amongst like-minded individuals to explore solutions that will help heal, restore and regenerate our planet. 

    The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is pleased to announce its 10th Botanical Congress, a two-day virtual symposium themed “Botanicals and Planet Earth, 2022”. For the first ...
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 5:00pm
    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

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

    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 su...
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 5:00pm
    Food Ingredients Europe

    Food Ingredients Europe

    Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 5:00pm

    December 6-8, 2022 (Paris, France)

    Join the Organic Trade Association at Food Ingredients Europe. The show is great for companies with ingredients designed for further processing/manufacturing as well as retail ready ingredients . Interested? Email Alexis Carey

    December 6-8, 2022 (Paris, France) Join the Organic Trade Association at Food Ingredients Europe. The show is great for companies with ingredients designed for further processing/manufacturing as w...
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 8:30am to Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 6:00pm
    NOSB Fall 2023 Meeting

    NOSB Fall 2023 Meeting

    Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 8:30am to Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 6:00pm

    The NOSB will meet in Providence, RI 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: TBD

     

    The NOSB will meet in Providence, RI to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset ...

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