Attendee Registration Now Open for Second Annual Organic Grower Summit

(July 30, 2018) Monterey, CA – General attendee registration is now open for the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) on December 12-13 in Monterey, California. A joint production between CCOF and the Organic Produce Network (OPN), OGS will bring together the entire organic growing and production chain as well as service providers and supply chain partners for two days of information, education, and networking opportunities.

The second annual OGS will offer organic growers, producers, and handlers from the fresh produce, dairy, meat, and grain sectors the opportunity to meet and engage with suppliers, service providers, packaging and technology companies, equipment manufacturers, and other companies critical to their success.

Attendee registration is $499, with discounts available for CCOF members and individuals involved in government and education. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase a ticket to the CCOF Foundation “We Are Organic” dinner on Wednesday, December 12. Registration to OGS includes admittance to the opening reception, educational sessions, keynote presentations, all meal functions, and trade show floor.

“Growers are key to meeting the demand for organic products, and grower-driven events like OGS are important to their success,” says CCOF Executive Director/CEO Cathy Calfo. “Following the success of last year’s inaugural OGS, CCOF growers look forward to this rare opportunity to network with each other and with other organic sector leaders and innovators.”

OGS 2018 features an increase in show size to over 90 exhibitor booths and 1,000 attendees.  New to OGS this year is a two-day format, with informative and educational sessions on core issues related to organic production, thought-provoking and inspiring keynote speakers, and an exhibition trade show floor on both days of the show.

Over 40 sponsors have confirmed their attendance at the event, with only a limited number of the 90 trade show booths still available. Among participating exhibitors are leaders in the fields of seed, packaging, soil amendments, food safety, and ag technology who will be connecting with organic field production staff, supply chain managers, pest management advisors, and food safety experts.

Educational sessions at OGS will range in topics, including:

  • Scaling up healthy soil practices
  • Sustainable investing in your organic farming future
  • Technology is not just for "big ag"
  • Managing organic production systems to promote plant health
  • Giving organic beverages a shot
  • Safeguarding the organic brand

“The response to the event has been resoundingly positive from the organic community. They see the benefit of an event connecting organic growers and farmers with those on the supply and service provider side of the business. As organic continues to grow, the need for expanded education and information throughout the organic production community will be vital to our continued success,” says Tonya Antle, co-founder of OPN.

For more information on the Organic Grower Summit, visit www.organicgrowersummit.com.
 
About OPN
OPN is a marketing organization serving as the go-to resource for the organic fresh produce industry.  The company's mission is to inform and educate through a strong digital presence with an emphasis on original content and complimented by engaging live events which bring together various components of the organic food community. The OPN audience includes organic producers, handlers, distributors, processors, wholesalers, foodservice operators and retailers.  www.organicproducenetwork.com

 
About CCOF
CCOF is a nonprofit organization governed by the people who grow and make our food. Founded in California more than 40 years ago, today our roots span the breadth of North America and our presence is internationally recognized. We are supported by an organic family of farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, consumers, and policymakers. Together, we work to realize a future where organic is the norm. For more information about CCOF, visit www.ccof.org.


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Author: 
Matt Seeley