Registration Opens for Inaugural Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, CA
- by Laura Hillen
MONTEREY, CA – As the industry gears up for this noted upcoming event, the inaugural Organic Grower Summit (OGS) has opened its registration doors. OGS is encouraging organic farmers and growers to sign up for an exhibition booth now for the two day event.
“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,” Tonya Antle, Co-Founder of the Organic Produce Network said. “Working together with CCOF, the inaugural OGS is the right event at the right time to bring all components of our community together to exchange ideas and information.”
Produced by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN), the event looks to include targeted educational sessions on various aspects of organic production from leading authorities. The event will include keynote presentations from influential and preeminent speakers on a diverse selection of issues and opportunities in organic product, meat, dairy, grain, and processed organic items.
The event has already secured 28 sponsors to commit in their participation. Thus far, the below list includes 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:
- The Catalyst Product Group
- Marrone Bio Innovations
- Grimmway Farms/Cal Organic
- True Organic Products
- Crop Production Services (CPS)
- Ferti-Organic, Inc.
- K.Coe Isom
- California Organic Fertilizers Inc.
- Seed Dynamics, Inc.
- Green House Produce Company
- Earthbound Farm
- 3 Star Lettuce
- Stockton U.S.A
- Andreini & Company
- Converted Organics of California, LLC
- Sambrailo Packaging
- Vitalis Organic Seeds/Enza Zaden Research RSA
- Moxxy Marketing
- Fusion 360
- Green OX Pallet Technology, LLC
- Fox Packaging
- Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
- SUBONEYO Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals P Limited
- Hayashi & Wayland
- Pacific Ag Rental, Star Sanitation, AGcess
“The organic community’s response to this first-ever event has been overwhelming. 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 CCOF.
The first-ever OPS will be held December 13-14, 2017, at the Monterey Hyatt Resort and Spa in Monterey, California. General registration will open in May, with session topics, speakers, and other components to be released in the coming weeks.