Organic Week Day 3

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Breakfast & Hill Prep Office Hours7:00 AM - 9:00 AM 
Last Minute Hill Visits Ask Me Anything 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Got a question about hill visits, how to talk to a congressperson, need more information on OTA talking points?  Talk with OTA's expert staff and other seasoned organic advocates to answer all your questions and to get tips for advocating on the hill.

Advocacy Day Keynote8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Join us for an engaging breakfast session with Dr. Jenny Tucker, Deputy Administrator of the National Organic Program (NOP). This intimate chat presents a rare opportunity to gain insight into the critical role of cooperation and coordination between the USDA and private partners in advancing organic. Discover firsthand what initiatives are currently underway and what future developments are on the horizon. Dr. Tucker will share her valuable perspective on the challenges and success of the NOP. Moreover, attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to engage directly with Dr. Tucker, posing questions and discussing topics of interest. Don't miss this chance to connect with a leading figure in the organic movement and to contribute to the conversation shaping the future of organic.

  • Dr. Jenny Tucker | Deputy Administrator | National Organic Program, USDA
Attendees leave for Capitol Hill9:00 AM

Participating in Hill Visits is one of the most impactful ways a member can make a difference on behalf of the entire industry. Hill Visits is that direct link from membership to the elected officials and only happens once a year. By telling your story to Representatives and Senators, you can personally share how and why they should support organic. Knowing that making changes can improve the success and lives of their constituents is a key to winning support – and that only happens if you show up.

Customized meeting schedules are only guaranteed for registrants prior to April 22, 2024. After that date, we will try our best to accommodate your meeting requests but can’t guarantee a customized meeting schedule.

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No-Host Happy Hour at Hamilton's Bar & Grill4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cheers to a successful day with your fellow Advocacy Day participants! All are welcome to meet at Hamilton’s Bar & Grill, located at 233 2nd St. NW for a no-host happy hour after wrapping up meetings on the Hill.