Three Change Makers to Receive Organic Leadership Awards Organic Trade Association, July 2015

A long-time organic champion who played a key role in creating today’s organic sector, an organic entrepreneur who’s brought organic to America’s fast-food lovers, and an organic citrus grower who revolutionized our favorite breakfast juice are the winners of the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) 2015 Organic Leadership Awards. This year’s honorees are:  

  • Thomas Harding, President, Lehigh Valley Organic Growers, Growing the Organic Industry Award
  • Michael Berger, Managing Partner, Elevation Burger, Rising Star Award
  • Benny McLean, Production Manager, Uncle Matt’s Organic, Farmer of the Year Award

Recognized for their outstanding work in advancing organic agriculture and trade, they will be honored at OTA’s annual awards dinner September 16 at the Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore as a kick-off event to Natural Products Expo East. Tickets are now on sale, and sponsorship opportunities are available. The early bird discount for the celebration is available through July 15. Read the press release announcing the honorees.