Nominations Open for Organic Trade Association Leadership Awards

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is accepting nominations for its annual Organic Leadership Awards. Nominations are due by April 30, 2019, for the prestigious Organic Farmer of the Year, Rising Star, and the Growing the Organic Community awards.
The honorees will be celebrated at OTA’s Leadership Awards Celebration on September 11, 2019, to kick off Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland. 
Last year, CCOF members Stephanie and Blake Alexandre of Alexandre Family Farms were honored with the Organic Farmer of the Year Award. The Alexandres were recognized for their exemplary organic livestock production that has scaled up without losing integrity and organic values. Javier Zamora of CCOF-certified JSM Organics also received the Rising Star Award for his ongoing commitment to beginning farmers and ranchers. 
For more information about the awards and the celebration at Expo East, contact Tracy Campany.