Organic Grower Summit Announces Planned Educational Sessions
- by Robert Schaulis
MONTEREY, CA - Steinbeck's works explored the region and depicted its beautiful scenery with vivid imagery, but Monterey, California, is more than the literary icon's muse seen in his treasure trove of words. Held in Monterey, Organic Grower Summit is set for December 12 to 13 and will offer an ocean of knowledge at the educational sessions and a series of broader, grower-related discussions.
Covering a wide array of topics—including information that will engage organic growers, farmers, producers, and their service and supply chain partners—the summit is hosted by Organic Produce Network (OPN) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Attendees will learn about farm soil management, advances in agricultural technology, healthy soil practices, investing in organic farming future, and organic cannabis. As the planning process makes headway, organizers are huddling up to build off last year’s event’s booming success to plant this year’s event—all with the goal of bringing organic fresh food producers and their service and supply chain partner together for educational and networking opportunities.
“Following the overwhelming success of last year’s OGS, we are thrilled to again work with OPN in providing the organic growing community with up-to-date resources, education, and information to support the continued success of organic producers in California and across the globe,” Cathy Calfo, CCOF Executive Director and CEO, said in a press release. “From seed to soil to harvest, our goal is to present the most relevant information on the most important subjects and issues facing organic production.”
Participants in the event will gain insight into healthy organic soil practices and investing opportunities in organic farming’s future. Technology, plant health, organic beverages, and safeguarding the organic brand will also be explored at the event.
Among 50+ companies that have already signed up to exhibit at this coming event, soil amendment, bio-pesticide, seed, packaging, food safety, ag technology, and equipment manufacturers will be exhibiting to connect with organic field production staff, supply chain manager's pest management advisors, and food safety experts.
“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 is paramount to its continued success,” Tonya Antle, Co-Founder of the Organic Produce Network said. “Working together with CCOF, OGS is designed to bring all components of the trade together under one roof to exchange ideas and information as it relates to organic production.”
Those wanting to exhibit can sign up now. General registration is open in July. Keep your eyes peeled as more information on educational opportunities and speakers is released in the coming weeks. You can also check out www.organicgrowersummit.com.
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