The Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC) announces Organically Grown in Oregon Week 2013 (OGOW) September 15th-21st, 2013. This week-long celebration of Oregon’s organic agriculture and industry will be highlighted by the presentation of the 2013 Oregon Organic Coalition’s Awards for Excellence on September 17th, at the Ecotrust Building in Portland.
The OOC is now calling for nominations to recognize outstanding members of the organic trade in the following categories:
Farm: Crops (organization)
Farm: Livestock (organization)
Farm worker (organization)
Farm worker (individual)
Consumer Advocacy (organization)
Organic Policy Analyst (individual)
Environment & Health (organization)
Organic advocate (individual)
Nomination forms can be found on the OOC website at www.oregonorganiccoalition.org, as well as information on specific events and promotional support materials!
About Organically Grown in Oregon Week
2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Organically Grown in Oregon Week, a tradition that began in 1988 as a means for celebrating Oregon’s organic industry and recognizing the leaders of Oregon’s organic movement. The Governor’s proclamation highlights the rapidly expanding organic sector of the state’s agricultural economy. In his proclamation, Governor Kitzhaber also acknowledges Oregon’s unique stature as a leader in organic agriculture, highlighted by the first organic standards legislation in 1973, the first published organic certification standards in 1987, and the first establishment of a statewide advocacy group - the Oregon Organic Coalition - to help promote the organic industry.
About the Oregon Organic Coalition
The Oregon Organic Coalition is a trade support organization, working to advance the development and growth of the organic industry and community in Oregon. The OOC is made up of a wide array of key players in Oregon’s Organic Industry—from farmers to wholesalers and processors, as well as organic certifiers, scientists, consumers and retailers. The OOC acts as an organizing body, providing direction and endorsement of activities in promotion Oregon’s organic trade, such as the re-enlivening of Organically Grown in Oregon Week (OGOW) every September and advocating for continued federal support for organic research at Oregon State University. To learn more becoming a member, contact the OOC at email@example.com