ABOUT OTA

The Organic Report magazine is published by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) as a service to its members and the organic community. OTA is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 8,500 organic businesses across 50 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers' associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. Organic products represented include organic foods, ingredients and beverages, as well as organic fibers, personal care products, pet foods, nutritional supplements, household cleaners and flowers. OTA’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members. 

OTA’s member organic businesses work together through networking, advocacy, and other initiatives to encourage and protect organic farming practices, and to share messages about the positive environmental and nutritional attributes of organic products with consumers, the media, and policymakers. 

Mission

Promote and protect ORGANIC with a unifying voice that serves and engages its diverse members from farm to marketplace.


Vision

Grow ORGANIC to achieve excellence in agriculture and commerce, protect the environment and enhance community well-being. Learn more about OTA's long-term vision.


JOIN OTA!

The single most effective way you can address the range of critical issues facing your organic business is by joining the Organic Trade Association. OTA has promoted and protected the organic business community for thirty years. We have the strategic know-how to effectively address issues, both large and small, that impact your bottom line.  
 

OTA membership offers an investment with high returns:

  • Expert guidance and one-on-one advice on organic regulatory issues relating to your business
  • Timely and vital information on U.S. Organic Standards, NOSB and the National List
  • Opportunities to directly influence elected officials and advocate for organic priorities on Capitol Hill
  • Access the latest OTA market research to develop your business strategy 
  • Access to OTA’s key media relationships, proactive outreach strategies and fast and effective crisis communications
  • Exclusive marketing tools and directory listings to increase your visibility with current and potential customers and suppliers
  • Access international distribution channels through OTA’s global market programs and trade missions
  • Educational resources to inform your customers with OTA’s “Organic. It’s Worth It.” materials
  • Access to compelling evidence and talking points about the value of organic
  • Exclusive discounts on products and services through OTA member partnership arrangements 
 

Contact
Contact OTA's membership team for more information about how joining OTA can help you grow your business and strengthen the organic sector.
 
Member Services Coordinator
(802) 275-3817