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July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Veterinarians on Organic Farms

This session will explore the vital role that veterinarians play on organic farms. We will briefly discuss organic animal health standards, then dive into recordkeeping and methods for communicating with certifiers to maintain compliance, especially in emergency situations. A guest veterinarian will talk about the health issues encountered on organic farms and examples of successful approaches on how to deal with them. We will end with a question and answer period. This session is not intended to diagnose individual diseases…

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August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Benefits of Agroforestry in Transitioning and Organic Systems

Agroforestry can increase soil health, agroecosystem biodiversity, soil and total organic carbon, nectar/pollen/resin resources, reduces soil disturbance, increasing opportunities for agroforestry can reduce economic and ecosystem risks. This webinar will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with integrating trees and shrubs into conventional and organic forests/farms in North America and the Pacific Islands.

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September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Protecting Organic Integrity: OTCO Practices and Policies that Protect Integrity Through the Supply Chain

Integrity within the organic system starts on the farm and follows through the entire supply chain. From farmers, processors, brokers, inspectors and certifiers we all play a critical role in ensuring that organic integrity is upheld in order to bring organic products to market. Join this webinar to learn about global and national initiatives in protecting organic integrity as well as what OTCO is currently doing and steps we are working towards to ensure that confidence in organic remains strong.…

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October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Benefits of Intercropping in Organic Systems

Intercropping can reduce tillage, increase opportunities to include cover crops in a rotation and can help with pest management. This webinar will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with intercropping in organic production.

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November 6 @ 12:00 pm |

Product Composition and Labeling: “Made with Organic”

Learn about the composition and labeling requirements of the National Organic Program (NOP). This webinar is the second part of a two-part series. Part two will explore the resources necessary for producing and representing products compliant to the "Made with Organic" category of the NOP. These resources include the NOP standard, NOP handbook, Oregon Tilth Compliance Tools, and Oregon Tilth's interpretation of the resources as they apply to the topic. Examples of what will be covered under these resources are…

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