CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference 2019

AC 2019

Organic Generation – The Next Era

Join CCOF and our members for Organic Generation – The Next Era, our Annual Meeting and conference in Fresno, California on February 26-27, 2019. The conversation at this year’s event will focus on the next phase of growth for organic and what the future generations of organic producers and consumers look like. We’ll explore how to support the next generation of producers, transition land to organic production, strengthen market opportunities, advocate for policies that incentivize organic, and maximize the benefits of organic for disadvantaged communities. 

The event will bring CCOF members and supporters from across North America to Fresno, California, home to generations of organic farmers. There, the program will examine the ongoing rapid growth of organic and explore the predicted future for the sector.

We hope you will also celebrate this year’s Organic Champion Awardee Farmers Advocating for Organic with us at our annual CCOF Foundation Feast on February 26. This festive meal with organic friends is always a highlight of the two-day event—you won’t want to miss it. 

Who will be the organic producers and consumers of the future? What opportunities lie ahead for organic? Where will organic production rise? How will organic adapt to embrace new technologies, skills, and markets? We hope you will join us in Fresno to add your unique perspective and voice to the discussion.

The CCOF Annual Meeting and educational conference is an annual tradition that convenes the CCOF membership and supporters to celebrate successes and plan for the future of organic. The conference also benefits the programs of the CCOF Foundation: the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund, the Organic Training Institute, the Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund, and our consumer education programming.

Event Agenda

Tuesday, February 26 – Annual CCOF Foundation Feast

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Reception 

6:30-9:00 p.m. – Celebratory Dinner and Presentation of the Organic Champion Award 

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 27 – CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference

7:30-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30-9:45 a.m. – CCOF Annual Meeting

10:00-11:15 a.m. – Organic Generations and the Coming Years 

11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Maintaining a Strong Labor Force for Organic 

12:30-1:45 p.m. – Lunch 

  • Featuring speaker Carey Gillam, Investigative Journalist and Author of Whitewash

1:45-2:45 p.m – Breakout Panels

  • Maximizing the Potential for Organic Soil Health Standards & Practices
  • Sustainable Packaging: Organic Companies Lead the Way

3:00-4:00 p.m. – CCOF Processor Handler Chapter Meeting 
                            NCAT & Farmlink Office Hours


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