Organic Grower Summit Roundtable 2020 Announced
- by Jenna Plasterer
MONTEREY, CA - Following suit with other industry associations, the Organic Produce Network (OPN) has announced that its Organic Grower Summit (OGS) will not be held as an in-person event this year, but instead will be transitioned to a virtual keynote event. The updated event will take place December 9 and will feature leaders from three of the nation’s recognized organic growers. Available for free viewing, The OGS Grower Roundtable 2020 will offer key chances to get in-depth knowledge about opportunities, challenges, and issues affecting the organic market.
“Organic fresh produce continues to be one of the fastest growing and dynamic segments of agriculture, registering double digit growth over the past decade. I look forward to discussing some of the most important issues of organic production with three of the most respected leaders in the organic fresh produce industry,” said Dave Puglia, President and CEO of Western Growers Association. “Sharing their insight on the challenges and opportunities we have in front of us today, and into the future, will be valuable for growers, retailers, and allied members of our industry.”
This year’s virtual event will be moderated by Puglia, and has been designed to promote the exchange of ideas and information amongst industry members, according to a press release. Topics that will be covered at the roundtable include labor, ag technology, regulatory challenges, supply chain issues, post-election analysis, and a look into 2021 and beyond.
The event will also feature panelists, Bruce Taylor, President, Taylor Farms/Earthbound Farm; Vic Smith, President, JV Smith Companies; and Soren Bjorn, President, Driscoll’s of the Americas.
The OGS Grower Roundtable 2020 marks the third of a series of virtual events held by OPN this year, as the association aims to provide a way for industry leaders to shed light on ongoing events that affect organic fresh produce.
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