(March 1, 2017) Monterey, CA – The Organic Produce Network (OPN) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) are teaming up to host the first-ever Organic Grower Summit (OGS) in Monterey, California on December 13-14, 2017.
The OGS will bring together the entire organic production chain as well as service and supply partners at one informative event. Organic growers, producers, and handlers from fresh produce, dairy, meat, and grain sectors will have the opportunity to network and learn with suppliers, service providers, packaging and technology companies, equipment manufacturers, and other companies critical to their success.
“CCOF growers look forward to this rare opportunity to network with each other and with other organic sector leaders and innovators,” says CCOF Executive Director/CEO Cathy Calfo. “Growers are key to meeting the demand for organic products, and grower-driven events like this summit are important to their success.”
Following an opening night networking reception on December 13, informative and educational sessions on core issues related to organic production start a full day of thought-provoking and inspiring presentations the next day. Keynote talks by industry leaders and a trade show floor with exhibitors from packaging, technology, and related service providers crucial to organic production success will round out the day.
“There is a tremendous appetite for information and education as it relates to organic food production, and we are thrilled to be partnering with the nation’s leading organic certification organization to bring together the various facets of the organic production community under one roof to exchange ideas and information that will make our industry stronger,” said Matt Seeley, cofounder of OPN.
The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, with further information on educational session, keynote presenters, and exhibiting opportunities available in the weeks to come.
CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on behalf of our members for organic policies, support the growth of organic through education and grants, and provide organic certification that is personal and accessible.
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.
Founded by agricultural industry veterans Matt Seeley, former VP of marketing for The Nunes Company, and Tonya Antle, former VP of organic sales for Earthbound Farm, The Organic Produce Network (OPN) was established as a vibrant on-line and live content programming organization connecting the entire organic fresh produce industry.