Trade events & training
As part of our offering for Certification clients, we provide learning days, imparting in-depth knowledge on what organic means, the processes involved in growing and selling organic, and information about organic trade, including consumer insights and commercial trends. These learning days take place on a regular basis, merging group learning sessions with delicious organic food and stunning landscapes to create a fun, inspiring day for all involved.
Throughout the year, we also take part in many industry and trade events. This gives us the opportunity to engage with people to find out more about what we do as an organisation and to learn about organic principles. If you'd like to know which events we are attending, please take a look at the links below.
We also host events and webinars for businesses who haven’t yet certified with us to help them understand the market and business benefits of organic certification, the application and inspections process, and how we can help.
Understanding organic: On-farm experiences
Immerse yourself in all things organic, when you join us on one of our ever-popular on-farm experience days at Yeo Valley Farm. You’ll observe organic principles brought to life; taking a break to feast in the award-winning canteen in between learning from our organic experts.Find out more
Organic Fresh Produce Forum, 29 June 2022, 11:00 - 12:30
Unwrapping the challenges and opportunities in a dynamic market. The organic fresh produce forum is an unmissable annual event for the UK fresh produce industry. Join us as we share new insights on the organic fresh produce market, emerging consumer trends and inspire future thinking about the issues and opportunities facing the sector and explore how businesses can best adapt to changing markets.Register here
Bread & Jam Festival, 19 - 20th July 2022
Join us at stand 13 on 19-20 July 2022 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London where hundreds of emerging brands, retail buyers, investors, media and industry experts will gather for the annual food founders’ festival. Now in its 7th year, the Bread & Jam festival has grown to become the first port of call for ambitious food start-ups looking to accelerate the growth of their business.Find out more and book your place
Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week, 12th-18th September 2022
Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Week is part of the Soil Association's Organic September campaign.Find out more
Organic on the Road to 2030 - Watch on-demand
Organic on the Road to 2030 asked - how does organic hold answers to some of our biggest climate, nature and health crises? You can watch the free online broadcast on-demand.Watch here
Fashion and Textiles Earth Day Webinar: Invest in our Planet - Watch on-demand
Soil Association Certification presents an overview of the Fashion and Textiles Organic Market Report and hosts a discussion around the importance of sustainable and ethical business in protecting our precious planet!Watch the webinar
Earth Day: How Certified Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Businesses Invest in our Planet - Watch on demand
Earth Day's 2022 theme was "Invest in our Planet" - something that Soil Association Organic certified beauty & wellbeing businesses do every day. This webinar aired at 2pm on Earth Day but you can still watch it on-demand. If you are a brand, interested in organic certification, or you'd just like to learn more about how certification protects our planet, this is the event for you.Watch the webinar
Organic farming: Does it stack up? - Watch on-demand
Aimed at farmers, growers, and advisors interested in organic production.Find out more
Forestry training courses
We develop and deliver both FSC accredited training courses and other training courses under our ‘Excellence for Forests’ programme, all aimed at building capacity and technical knowledge for responsible forest management.Find out more