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Sector Councils



The Organic Trade Association has reinstituted a sector council system to build community among groups of members. OTA Sector Councils will provide ongoing opportunities for networking, leadership development, and education. While Sector Councils will not act as policy-setting groups (that role remains the focus of OTA task forces), they will communicate sector issues, ideas, and concerns to OTA staff and Board. Additional details on Sector Council resources, requirements to prepare an annual report, opportunities to meet in person, and incentives to recruit new members, are available for download. 

Sector Council Annual Reports

2022 Annual Reports to the OTA Board

Sector Council Application Checklist:

  • Identify at least 7 OTA members committed to participating in our Council
  • Identify at least 1 member who will act as the primary OTA contact until officers are elected
  • Review the Council Operating Guidelines and agree to operate within the outlined requirements if the request for establishment is approved

Sector Council Operating Guidelines Download Sector Council Request Form Submit Sector Council Request Form Online

Active Sector Councils

Dairy Council      

Dietary Supplements Council     

Diversity Council    

Farmers Advisory Council    

Fiber Council    

Grains, Oilseed, and Pulse Council    

Produce Council   

Retailer Council   

Sustainability Council    


Associate Director, Member Engagement
(202) 524-3896