Organic Grower Summit 2018 Opens Exhibitor Registration

Wed. April 18th, 2018
- by Kayla Webb     


MONTEREY, CA - Organic companies up and down the supply chain can take heart; exhibitor booth registration is now open for the 2018 Organic Grower Summit (OGS). Taking place December 12-13, 2018, in Monterey, California, OGS will feature two days of information, education, and networking opportunities with organic growers.

Cathy Calfo, Executive Director/CEO, California Certified Organic Farmers“There is a strong appetite for information and networking opportunities that bring together the various sectors of the organic community. OGS is an outstanding opportunity to exchange ideas and information that help us to advance organic for a healthy world,” said Cathy Calfo, Executive Director/CEO of the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), in a press release.

The show, produced by CCOF and the Organic Produce Network (OPN), will include targeted educational sessions on various aspects of organic production from leading authorities. Organic supply chain partners and service providers are encouraged to sign up for a booth at the second annual OGS.

Tonya Antle, Co-Founder, Organic Produce Network“The organic community truly sees the benefit of an event connecting organic growers and farmers with those in the supply and service chain. As organic continues to grow, the need for expanded education and information throughout the farming community is paramount to its continued success,” noted Tonya Antle, Co-Founder of the Organic Produce Network. “Working together with CCOF, OGS is the right event to bring all components of our community together to exchange ideas and information.”

Organic Grower Summit, 2017: Packaging panel moderated by Lara Dickinson of OSC2 (far right). Speakers, from left to right: Mark Sambrailo, Owner & CEO, Sambrailo Packaging; Deanna Bratter, Director of Sustainable Development, DanoneWave; Greg Kurkjian, Vice President, Retail Sales NA, IFCO

Keynote presentations from influential and preeminent speakers on a variety of issues and opportunities in organic produce, meat, dairy, and processed organic items are also featured on the two-day agenda.

A running total of 27 sponsors have already committed to participating at OGS, and exhibitors will include seed, packaging, soil amendment, food safety, ag technology, and equipment manufacturers connecting with organic field production staff, supply chain managers, pest management advisors, and food safety experts. Sponsors, to date, include:

  • AGCO
  • Valent
  • Driscoll's
  • Moxxy Marketing
  • California Organic Fertilizer
  • Vitalis Organic Seeds
  • STK U.S.A.
  • Seed Dynamics (Pulse Organics)
  • Marrone Bio
  • Bank of America
  • Rabobank
  • Catalyst Product Group
  • American Ag Credit
  • IFCO
  • Andreini and Company
  • Bejo Seeds
  • 3 Star Lettuce
  • True Organics
  • Rijk Zwaan
  • Terramera
  • SunWorks USA
  • Suboneyo USA
  • Volm Companies, Inc
  • Ferti-Organic
  • Crop Production Services
  • K.Coe Isom
  • Creative AG Products Inc.

OGS will be held December 12-13, 2018, at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California. General registration is slated to open in July, with components of the educational program, including session topics and speakers, to be released in the coming months.

AndNowUKnow will keep you up-to-date with more on this and other events in the produce space.

Organic Growers Summit Organic Produce Network CCOF

 
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