Organic Grower Summit Testimonials: Rodney Braga, Keith Barnard, Bianca Kaprielian, and Krenar Komoni Comment
MONTEREY, CA - For those industry folks currently in Monterey, California, the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) acts as a place of connection and innovation. The organic sector continues to be a vital part of fresh produce, and those looking to be the best farmers and stewards of the land travel to OGS to learn the latest techniques and sector information.
As you all travel the show floor later on today, let these words from fellow show-goers and organic innovators guide you.
Rod Braga, Chef Executive Officer, Braga Fresh
“We always look forward to seeing what is new on the growing side of organics.” (As a writer, I appreciated Rod's short and sweet response. He knows how to get his point across! Rodney also moderated the panel: Organic Grower Perspectives on the Challenges of Scaling yesterday, so we appreciate him taking the time to share his perspective.)
Keith Barnard, Vice President of Sales and Sourcing, Mission Produce
“The Organic Growers Summit provides an opportunity to give organics a focus. As more consumers are looking to buy organic, the category has become more relevant. Our data says that organic avocado shoppers spend twice as much as conventional-only shoppers. This is something that shouldn’t be overlooked, and I’m looking forward to the conversation at OGS.”
Bianca Kaprielian, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fruit World
"I’m really enjoying the Organic Grower Summit this year! It is energizing to hear from other organic growers and shippers about their challenges and solutions, learn about new organic technologies, and of course I'm loving all the energy and excitement around the increasing organic market share. I am excited to be a part of the conversation, too, representing the next generation of growers in the industry."
Krenar Komoni, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tive
“Maintaining and monitoring fresh foods to prevent spoilage is impossible without real-time visibility solutions. Tive is proud to continue to belong to industry groups like Western Growers and Organic Produce Network to bring the best solutions to growers and shippers to increase on time and in full shipments.”
We’ll be covering more of the show and its innovations in the days to come, so be sure to look for ANUK in your inbox for the latest in organics.