Register Now for the Organic Hotspots Conference

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

Sacramento, February 22-23

Join CCOF at the Organic Hotspots conference on February 22-23, 2018, in Sacramento. This event is open to the public and registration information can be found at
The Organic Hotspot study recently conducted by Penn State Agricultural Economist Dr. Edward Jaenicke demonstrated conclusively that median household incomes increase and poverty rates decrease as a direct result of organic food and crop production by county, especially when organic businesses exist in clusters, or “hotspots.”
The conference will feature keynote speaker Glenda Humiston, who was named vice president of University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) last August after serving several years as the California State Director of the USDA Rural Development. Humiston is recognized nationally for her strong advocacy on behalf of agricultural research and rural economic development. 
Join A.G. Kawamura, owner/partner of Orange County Produce and former secretary of CDFA; Jamie Johansson, president of the California Farm Bureau Federation; and Mathew Raiford, cheFarmer and owner of The Farmer & the Larder at the event. Take a look at the full agenda and lineup of speakers.
On the eve of the conference, CCOF will honor its Organic Champion Award recipient Melody Meyer, vice president of policy and industry relations at United Natural Foods, at its second annual CCOF Foundation Awards Feast. 
Event Location:
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States
Thursday, February 22
5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Annual CCOF Foundation Feast
Friday, February 23
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. CCOF Annual Meeting
9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. CCOF Annual Conference: Organic Hotspots
$85 - CCOF Foundation Awards Feast (Thursday, February 22)
$100 - Organic Hotspots Conference Registration (Friday, February 23)
For more information, please contact Adrian Fischer at or (831)-346-6282.