Organic Grower Summit Announces Education Session: "Technology Is Not Just For Big Ag"
- by Kayla Webb
MONTEREY, CA - The upcoming Organic Grower Summit is dishing the deets on the latest in technology for organic growers with its new series of intensive and educational sessions. Specifically, the expo is excited about the educational session, “Technology Is Not Just For Big Ag,” which will allow show-goers to get up close and personal with the expanding use of technology in the organic industry.
According to a press release, “Technology Is Not Just For Big Ag” will explain technology advances including asset sharing, robotics, and one of the most talked about information systems—blockchain—as well as touch on how to increase the accessibility of new technologies for organic growers through a variety of business models designed to make operations more efficient and sustainable.
The session will be moderated by Western Growers’ Senior Vice President Hank Giclas, and panelists, who will discuss issues associated with bringing technology to smaller organic growers and how the industry can collaborate to help this tech take root and scale, will include the following:
- Brian Dawson, Co-Founder, CEO, Harvestport
- Raja Ramachandran, Co-Founder, CEO, ripe.io
- Diane Wu, Co-Founder and CEO, Trace Genomics
"Blockchain technology and secure data will enable organic growers to better engage with the consumers and environment to facilitate a more transparent and truth-based system, opening new business opportunities for farmers and food value chain stakeholders," said panelist Ramachandran.
This year’s Organic Grower Summit takes place on December 12-13 in Monterey, California ,and includes two days of education, information, and networking opportunities for organic production supply chain and service providers.
Attendee registration—which is all-inclusive and permits admittance to the opening reception, educational sessions, keynote presentations, breakfast, lunch, and the trade show floor—is $499, with discounts available for CCOF members and government and educational members. Those interested can also purchase tickets to the 2018 Cannabus Tour and the CCOF Foundation Dinner.
For more information on the exhibitors—including soil amendment, bio-pesticide, seed, packaging, food safety, ag technology, equipment manufacturers, field production staff, supply chain managers, pest management advisors, food safety experts, and more—as well as exciting events happening at this year’s OGS, click here.