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Chief Executive Officer and Execu...

Local Address: Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
Organic Trade Association
28 Vernon Street Suite 413
Brattleboro , Vermont 05301
United States

Company Description: Founded nearly 25 years ago, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in

Employment History


  • University of Wisconsin
  • Master's degree , Management Science
    Marlboro College
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Laura Batcha The ..., 16 April 2015 [cached]
Laura Batcha The OTA-commissioned study analyzed trends in international trade for the organic products the U.S. government currently tracks: organic products that have been assigned a harmonized tariff schedule code.
"Going organic is not easy, but this report identifies that there is opportunity for U.S. farmers in both the domestic and global organic market," said Laura Batcha, OTA's CEO and executive director.
"Our survey shows that organic has ..., 18 Mar 2015 [cached]
"Our survey shows that organic has turned a corner," said Laura Batcha, OTA's executive director and CEO.
Staff - Organic Trade Association, 11 Oct 2014 [cached]
Laura Batcha,CEO/Executive Director, 202-403-8512
Laura Batcha, CEO/Executive Director, 202-403-8512
The Organic Center  |   Board of Trustees, 8 Oct 2014 [cached]
Laura Batcha
The Organic Trade Association, CEO/Executive Director
Laura Batcha is the current CEO/Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association (OTA). Originally joining the staff of OTA in 2008, she has served in multiple capacities. Hired as Marketing and Public Relations Director, she subsequently became Chief of Policy and External Relations, and later, OTA's Executive Vice President and Interim Co-Executive Director. A seasoned organic professional, Laura has been directly involved in organic production and handling for over 20 years, and has more than 10 years of hands-on experience in the private sector of the organic industry. She currently serves as the Chair of OTA's Political Action Committee. She also has been appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to serve as a representative of the organic industry on two separate Federal Advisory Committees. The first, AC21, advises USDA on issues related to coexistence of biotechnology and organic and identity-preserved agriculture. The second, APAC, is the agricultural policy advisory committee dedicated to international trade. As CEO/Executive Director of OTA, she also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Organic Center, an independent non-profit research and education organization operating under the administrative auspices of the Organic Trade Association.
OTA Farmers Advisory Council (FAC) - Organic Trade Association, 11 Oct 2014 [cached]
The FAC is supported by Laura Batcha, OTA's CEO/Executive Director. The council is comprised of representatives of state and regional farming organizations representing organic that enter into an agreement with OTA for the mutual benefit of strengthening the organic industry's national public policy influence.
Interested organic farmers and organic farming sector, state and regional organic farming organizations should contact OTA's CEO/Executive Director Laura Batcha.
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