Please join us in welcoming another great organization to ShiftCon 2016: The Organic Trade Association!
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products, and is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States. Representing over 8,500 organic businesses across North America, OTA members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers’ associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers, and more!
OTA members work together through networking, advocacy, and other initiatives to encourage and protect organic farming practices, and share messages about the positive environmental and nutritional attributes of organic products with consumers, the media, and policymakers.
Just as ShiftCon serves as a voice for the organic industry in the blogging realm, The Organic Trade Association serves as the voice of the U.S. organic industry on Capitol Hill. OTA builds and retains meaningful relationships with Members of Congress and their staff; and works closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, the National Organic Standards Board, and the Food and Drug Administration on food and farming policy in order to advance its mission to promote and protect organic agriculture and trade through legislative and regulatory action.
You can learn more about The Organic Trade Association by visiting the OTA website, or connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter. And be sure to visit their Expo booth at ShiftCon 2016 to learn more about their mission and goals and find out what you can do to help!