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OTA honors Skagit resident Steve Crider with Member of the Year Award

Oct 2nd, 2014 | Category: News

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Skagit County resident Steve Crider was honored by The Organic Trade Association (OTA) last month by selecting him as the organization’s Member of the Year. Crider, who works for Amy’s Kitchen, based in Petaluma, CA, will be the first individual to receive the award. The award was presented at OTA’s 2014 Annual Meeting Sept. 17 in Baltimore, Maryland, in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East.

COURTESY PHOTO

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Crider has been with Amy’s Kitchen for 10 years and has worked as that company’s Liaison for Government and Industry Affairs for the past three years. He acts as an advocate and champion for the organic industry.

When informed of the award, Crider noted, “My work with OTA combines my great passion for the sustainable food and agriculture movement with my deep interest in politics and government. It’s been an honor and a great pleasure for me to be able to apply my creative energy to this important work.”

Crider’s contributions to the work of OTA have included co-chairing its U.S.-Asia Task Force, participating in its Mexico, Non-GMO and Food Safety task forces, serving on the Organic Political Action Committee (PAC), joining the Organic Research and Promotion Program Steering Committee, and delivering letters to congressional offices.

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