Organic Grower Summit coming to Monterey

The Organic Produce Network and California Certified Organic Farmers are teaming up to host the first-ever Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, CA, Dec. 13 -14.opn

The OGS will bring together the entire organic production chain, as well as service and supply partners, at one informative event. Organic growers, producers and handlers from fresh produce, dairy, meat and grain sectors will have the opportunity to network and learn with suppliers, service providers, packaging and technology companies, equipment manufacturers and other companies critical to their success.

“CCOF growers look forward to this rare opportunity to network with each other and with other organic sector leaders and innovators,” Cathy Calfo, chief executive officer of CCOF, said in a press release. “Growers are key to meeting the demand for organic products and grower-driven events like this summit are important to their success.”

Following an opening night networking reception Dec. 13, informative and educational sessions on core issues related to organic production start a full day of thought-provoking and inspiring presentations the next day. Keynote talks by industry leaders and a trade show floor with exhibitors from packaging, technology and related service providers crucial to organic production success will round out the day.

“There is a tremendous appetite for information and education as it relates to organic food production and we are thrilled to be partnering with the nation’s leading organic certification organization to bring together the various facets of the organic production community under one roof to exchange ideas and information that will make our industry stronger," Matt Seeley, cofounder of OPN, said in the release.

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, with further information on educational session, keynote presenters and exhibiting opportunities available in the weeks to come.

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