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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. 


 

U.S. Organic Grain – How To Keep It Growing

February 28, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 Eastern

  • Presenters:
  • Johanna Mirenda, Farm Policy Director. Organic Trade Association
  • Elizabeth Reaves, Sustainable Food Lab
  • Jedediah Beach, FarmSmart
  • Willie Hughes, Hughes Farms

The Organic Trade Association’s Johanna Mirenda, Elizabeth Reaves of the Sustainable Food Lab, Jedediah Beach of FarmSmart, and Willie Hughes of Hughes Farms will reveal the highlights of a new research paper published in partnership with the Organic Trade Association. We’ll provide an overview of the current state of organic grain production in the US, and identify the challenges and potential industry solutions needed to help farmers transition to organic and ensure long-term productivity and profitability for organic farmers to keep organic growing.

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

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The Organic Center Presents: Organic's Impact on Human Health

March 21, 2019
3:00 – 4:00 Eastern

  • Presenters:
  • Jessica Shade, PhD, Director of Science Programs, The Organic Center
  • Asa Bradman, PhD, Associate Director of Exposure Assessment, University of California, Berkeley
  • Kendra Klein, PhD, Senior Staff Scientist, Friends of the Earth

The more we learn about the adverse effects of toxic and persistent agricultural inputs on eaters, farmworkers and their families, the clearer the connection becomes between organic food and agriculture and lower cancer risks. Dr. Jessica Shade, The Organic Center's Director of Science Programs, will discuss several groundbreaking studies with their respected authors. 

Level 200
Open to all.

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NOSB Outlook for the Produce Community

March 29, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 Eastern

  • Presenter:
  • Johanna Mirenda, Farm Policy Director, Organic Trade Association

Join Organic Trade Association's regulatory team for a produce-focused briefing on the issues up for discussion and decision at the spring National Organic Standards Board meeting (Seattle, WA on April 24-26), and for an introduction to the issues on deck for the Board’s fall review cycle. 

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

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Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions

April 11, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 Eastern

  • Presenter:
  • Gwendolyn Wyard, Organic Trade Association

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. 

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

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International Program: U.S. Organic Market Briefing & Export Outlook

April 18, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 Eastern

  • Presenter:
  • Alexis Carey, Organic Trade Association

Alexis Carey, Organic Trade Association's International Trade Manager, will deliver a data-driven overview of the U.S. organic market, including industry size, trending consumer categories, resources for import buyers and exporters, and insights on key trading partners. 

Level 200
Open to all.

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#OrganicWeekDC Advocacy Day Prep

May 1, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 Eastern 

  • Presenters:
  • Megan DeBates, Director of Legislative Affairs & Coalition, Organic Trade Association
  • Allison Rice, Government Affairs and Engagement Manager, Organic Trade Association
  • Kelly Taveras, Digital Specialist, 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 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 Siligo, PhD., Science Program Manager, The Organic Center
  • Ellen Cochrane, PhD, 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
  • Libby Mucciarone, Member Engagement & Education Manager

If you've joined 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

  • Presenter:
  • Johanna Mirenda, Farm Policy Director, Organic Trade Association

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. 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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