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Upcoming Webinars

The Organic Trade Association is your source for organic industry news and information.

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

With its expert staff, board and member communities, 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.


#OrganicWeekDC Advocacy Day Prep

May 1, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 Eastern 

  • Presenter:
  • Megan DeBates, Director of Legislative Affairs & Coalition, Organic Trade Association

Have you registered for #OrganicWeekDC? If so, add this must-do Webinar to your schedule for an introduction to the industry’s legislative priorities. Join the Organic Trade Association's policy team to learn how to effectively advocate for organic during your upcoming meetings with elected officials and government agency representatives.

Open to OTA Members who are registered for Organic Week DC.

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The Organic Center Presents: Citrus Greening Disease - the Quest for an Organic Management Solution

May 9, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 Eastern

  • Presenters:
  • Amber Sciligo, Ph.D., Science Program Manager, The Organic Center
  • Ellen Cochrane, Ph.D., University of Florida

Citrus Greening is a devastating disease affecting citrus around the world – though Florida citrus has been particularly hard hit. Infected trees are unable to extract the nutrients they need from soil, resulting in severely compromised yields and fruit that is unsuitable for sale. Until now, most of the protocols used to fight the spread of the disease have not been compliant with organic regulations. The Organic Center has collaborated with University of Florida researchers to publish a study that outlines a rigorous, multi-faceted approach to protecting citrus trees in organic systems. The paper is based on a review of existing literature, previously unpublished research and grower observations. Our panel of experts will discuss the effect Citrus Greening Disease has had on the Florida citrus industry (especially in organic), and will give a high-level overview of the paper’s findings. 

Level 300
Open to all.

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Organic Summer School Series: Getting the Most Out of Your OTA Membership

June 12, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 Eastern

  • Presenters:
  • Cassandra Christine, Director of Industry Relations Membership & Development, Organic Trade Association
  • Libby Mucciarone, Member Engagement & Education Manager, Organic Trade Association

If you've joined the Organic Trade Association in the past year, or if it's been a while since you've engaged, you've come to the right place! During this fast-paced Webinar, we will introduce you to the people and programs behind your trade association, so you can maximize your investment, and position your business for success. 

Level 100
Open to OTA Members Only.

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Organic Summer School Series: Organic 101

June 26, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 Eastern

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

New to the organic industry? Join a panel of industry experts as they explore 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.

Level 100
Complimentary for OTA Members.
Non-Member registration $149.

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Best Practices in Social Marketing

July 24, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 Eastern

  • Presenters:
  • Alexis Carey, International Trade Manager, Organic Trade Association
  • Kelly Taveras, Digital Specialist, Organic Trade Association
  • Matthew Streit, Vice President, Digital, Edelman

Social marketing strategy is an important part of any company's overall marketing mix. The Organic Trade Association and Edelman have new findings to share about the best ways to design and implement meaningful social media campaigns for organic products. We'll also spend some time discussing the intricacies of designing social media campaigns for international audiences. You won't want to miss a moment of this insightful Webinar.  

Level 200
Complimentary for OTA Members.
Not-yet member registration: $149.

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Organic Hemp Opportunity

July 11, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 Eastern 

  • Presenter:
  • Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President, Regulatory & Technical Affairs, Organic Trade Association

The 2018 Farm Bill allowed hemp to be regulated by the USDA, including the labeling of American-grown hemp as certified organic. From food to fiber to innovative building material, the potential market opportunity for this new commodity crop is huge. Join OTA's regulatory expert, Gwendolyn Wyard, for a regulatory and market briefing on hemp.

Level 300
Complimentary for OTA Members.
Not-yet member registration: $149.

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