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Upcoming Webinars

Join us to learn about the issues defining organic during regularly scheduled monthly webinars.

The Organic Trade Association is your source for organic industry news and information. With its expert staff, board and member communities, the Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center are uniquely positioned to keep you informed on the regulatory, scientific, and business conversations at the heart of organic. Most Webinars are offered free to members as a trade association benefit. Learn more about our previously completed webinars. 


New Rules: Requirements for Use of Organic Flavors

January 29, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern 

New requirements for use of organic flavors in certified organic processed foods become (became) effective on December 27, 2019. In this session, attendees will get a first look at new industry guidance from Organic Trade Association. Learn how the regulatory change came about, how commercially availability is defined, and gain an understanding of the process and documentation necessary to comply with the new requirements.

  • Presenters:
  • Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Organic Trade Association
  • Kim Dietz, Business Development DIrector, Organics, Extracts, and Sustainability, Firmenich, Inc.
  • Alexis Randolph, Senior Technical Manager, Quality Assurance International (QAI)
  • Jeff Rakity, Senior VP Organic Sales, Brookside Flavors

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

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Breakthrough Messaging for Organic Shoppers

February 13, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Through the GRO Organic industry funded initiative, OTA has recently completed a groundbreaking consumer messaging research project. The research, conducted through NMI, yielded a new level of understanding about today’s shoppers and the messaging they need to create or strengthen their commitment to organic. Those findings have been converted into a Consumer Messaging Toolkit available to the full membership community. Join us to hear the topline demographic findings, and learn about the most compelling ways to reach current and potential organic shoppers with your brand’s messaging. 

  • Presenter:
  • Angela Jagiello, Director of Education & Insights, Organic Trade Association

Available to OTA members only

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Legislative Watch: A Recap of 2019 Achievements, and a Look Ahead to 2020

Recording available on demand

It was a busy year for organic in Washington. It was a busy year for organic in Washington. Our Director of Legislative Affairs and Coalitions, Megan DeBates, was joined by Britt Lundgren of Stonyfield Farm and Aaron Schier of National Farmers Union, where they discussed important legislative advancements for organic over the last year, provide Farm Bill implementation updates, and explore other hot button issues important to the world of agriculture policy including climate change, international trade, and agriculture labor reform. 

  • Presenters:
  • Megan DeBates, Director of Legislative Affairs and Coalitions, Organic Trade Association
  • Britt Lundgren, Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Stonyfield Farm, Inc.
  • Aaron Shier, Government Relations Representative, National Farmers Union

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

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Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions

Recording available on demand

Following an extensive pilot project to detect and prevent fraud in the global organic supply chain, Organic Trade Association has launched a comprehensive program and toolkit for the organic community. Learn about the best practices in fraud prevention to keep your supply chain strong from seed to shelf in this recorded webinar. 

  • Presenters:
  • Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Organic Trade Association
  • Dr. John Spink, Director and Associate Professor of the Food Fraud Initiative at Michigan State University

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

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Organic 101

Recording available on demand

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 the world around.

  • Presenters:
  • Johanna Mirenda, Farm Policy DIrector, Organic Trade Association
  • Mike Dill, Food Safety & Compliance Manager, Organically Grown Company
  • Ann Marie Hourigan, Quality Standards Principal Advisor for Agricultural Programs, Whole Foods Market
  • Nate Powell-Palm, Farmer/Rancher, Cold Springs Organics

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

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Webinar Key: 

Organic Trade Association programming
The Organic Center programming
International programming


Contact
Angela Jagiello
Director of Education & Insights
(202) 403-8636
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