OTA Members, Join us for Member Day!
Tuesday, May 24 during #ORGANICWEEKDC
Hall of the States / 444 N. Capitol St NW / Washington, D.C.
MEMBER DAY MEETING SCHEDULE
* = Invitation Only. All meetings are located at OTA Headquarters // Hall of the States // 444 North Capitol St. NW // Washington, D.C.
|7:00 - 9:00am||Loop the Lincoln||Convenes at 3rd ST SW & Jefferson|
|9:00am - 3:00pm||OTA Board of Directors' Meeting||Room 231|
|9:30 - 11:00am||Dietary Supplements Council Meeting*||Room 338|
|10:00 - 11:00am||Taiwan POE Challenges & Solutions||Room 337 A/B|
|10:00 - 11:00am||Team Leader Bootcamp*||Room 383/385|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Mexico Task Force*||Room 337 A/B|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Hill Visits 101||Room 383/385|
|12:00 - 2:00pm||Lunch Available||Room 285|
|1:00 - 2:00pm||Organic MATCHMAKING: a Member Discussion||Room 337 A/B|
|1:00 - 3:00pm||Grain, Pulse, and Oilseed Council*||Room 381|
|3:00 - 5:00pm||Farmers Advisory Council Summit*||Room 381|
|3:30 - 5:00pm||Trade, Technology, and Oversight: a Member Discussion||Room 237 A/B|
|5:30 - 6:30pm||Member Meeting||Room 285|
|6:30pm||Capitol Hill Reception||Details TBA|
9:00am - 3:00pm
Team Leader Bootcamp*
OTA member assigned Team Leaders for Hill visits will take a deep dive into policy asks and best practices for effective hill visits. Open to Hill Visit team leaders only.
Hill Visit 101
OTA Policy Conference attendees are invited to a Hill Visit Prep Session to help them prepare for visits with members of Congress and their staff on Thursday, May 25, as part of OTA’s Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days. All are welcome.
Contact Kelley Poole if you're interested in attending Government Affairs member day meetings.
Farmers’ Advisory Council*
Grain, Pulse and Oilseed Council*
OTA’s Grain, Pulse, and Oilseed Council will hear an update on the activities of the US Organic Grains Collaborative, a pre-competitive collaborative effort of OTA members focused on increasing the domestic supply of organic grain, and participate in strategic planning for the future of the project. Additional topics to be covered at this meeting will include updates and discussion on transitional certification for grains and organic grain imports. The Grain, Paulse, and Oilseed council serves as a forum for the industry to address issues pertaining to organic grain, pulses, and oilseeds, and allows the many OTA members who depend on these ingredients to contribute to problem-solving. If you are interested in attending the meeting or in joining OTA's Grain, Pulse, and Oilseed Council please contact Nathaniel Lewis. By invitation only.
Taiwan is the fourth largest importer of certified organic product from the United States. However, procedures at the port of entry in Taiwan are hindering trade. OTA submitted a TASC grant to help better understand and resolve this issue. Please join this session to comment on project strategy and desired outputs from this work. All are welcome.
Mexico Task Force*
USDA is actively pursuing equivalency discussions with Mexico. OTA has presented the task force critical areas of consideration on multiple occasions in person. We would like to provide an update on our efforts and gather information you would like to share with the USDA. By invitation only.
Trade, Technology, and Oversight: a Member Discussion
Help set the international trade priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill and beyond. If you export or import, it’s likely you‘ve had a conversation recently about trade, compliance, technology, and oversight. Come learn about OTA’s international trade platform for the 2018 Farm Bill and take part in a discussion focused on the same. This is a moderated discussion with questions shared in advance. All are welcome.