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Organic Grower Summit Announces Grower of the Year Award Recipient


California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) will honor long-time organic grower Thaddeus Barsotti of Farm Fresh To You as the recipient of the Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year.  Barsotti was selected based on his ongoing commitment and dedication to excellence in organic production and organic industry leadership and innovation. 

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Organic Grower Summit Announces Education Session: Giving Organic Beverages a Shot


While sales of beer and wine have remained flat the past two years, consumer interest and changing buying behavior are paving the way for a boom in organic beer and wine production.  Exploring the opportunities for adult organic beverages will be the focus of an educational session, “Giving Organic Beverages a Shot“ at the second annual Organic Summit next month in Monterey, CA.

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"Organic Data Dive: A Look at the Numbers Driving Decisions on the Farm" - Organic Grower Summit Announces Final Education Session


Organic Data Dive:  A Look at the Numbers Driving Decisions on the Farm”, will provide OGA attendees an inside look at some of the data and reporting done on consumer behavior and buying of organic fresh foods.

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Organic Grower Summit Announces Education Session: Technology is not Just for "Big Ag"


“Technology Is Not Just For Big Ag will explain technology advances including asset sharing, robotics and one of the most talked about information systems, blockchain.   Panelists for the session will discuss the issues associated with bringing technology to smaller organic growers and how the industry can work together to help these technologies take root and scale.

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Organic Grower Summit Announces Education Session: Candid Conversation with National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Members


An educational session at the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from two members of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), providing an overview of the agency responsible for recommendations on a wide range of issues involving the production, handling, and processing of organic products.

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John Foraker, Once Upon a Farm co-founder and CEO, Confirmed as Keynote Speaker at OGS 2018


John Foraker, co-founder and CEO of Once Upon a Farm, has been announced as the keynote presenter at the Organic Grower Summit 2018, this coming December in Monterey, CA.  

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CCA and PCA Training Credits Offered at the Organic Grower Summit 2018


Certified Crop Advisors and Pesticide Crop Advisors will have an opportunity to earn training and educational credit through a series of educational sessions at the upcoming Organic Grower Summit (OGS). 

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"Managing Organic Production Systems to Promote Plant Health" Organic Grower Summit Announces Education Session


The second of six educational sessions finalized for the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will focus on managing the challenges of plant health in organic production systems. “Managing Organic Production Systems to Promote Plant Health will feature organic industry experts in plant health offering a deep dive discussion on maintaining plant health without the use of synthetic inputs to enhance plant nutrition or control pests and disease.

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Costco Sponsoring "Meet the Grower" at Organic Grower Summit 2018


As one of the largest retailers of organic food sales in the United States, Costco announced their commitment to participating in the second annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) this coming December 12-13, in Monterey, CA. Costco, with annual fresh produce sales of $4 billion, will sponsor two half-day events providing certified organic farmers and growers the opportunity to meet with Costco buyers.

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Grower Roundtable Keynote Presentation Announced for Organic Grower Summit 2018


The first of three keynote presentations during the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will offer an international overview of the organic produce industry – exploring the opportunities, challenges and issues facing the growing organic fresh fruit and vegetable marketplace. The Grower Roundtable, featuring three organic growers from North America, will provide OGS attendees an insightful exchange of ideas and information on topics ranging from labor, regulations and supply chain issues.

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Organic Grower Summit Announces Education Session: Safeguarding the Organic Brand


The first of six educational sessions finalized for the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will focus on the work needed to protect the organic brand and uphold consumer trust for all certified organic food products. Safeguarding the Organic Brand” will feature leaders from organic industry compliance, research and regulation agencies and offer a deep dive discussion into what the organic industry is doing to maintain organic integrity, as well as what the future holds for the organic label.

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Organic Grower Summit Announces 2018 CannaBus Tour


A new addition to the schedule has been finalized for the Organic Grower Summit 2018 in Monterey, CA. The Organic Grower Summit is excited to announce the 2018 CannaBus Tour, created in collaboration with the Monterey County Cannabis Industry Association (MCCIA), on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

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Organic Grower Summit Announces Second Educational Intensive Session: "Sustainable Investing in Your Organic Farming Future"


A second intensive educational session has been finalized for the annual Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, CA. “Sustainable Investing in Your Farming Future” will dive deep into the strategic and financial challenges growers, shippers and other fresh food producers, especially those with multi-generational ownership, face.

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Attendee Registration Now Open for 2nd Annual Organic Grower Summit


General attendee registration is now open for the Organic Grower Summit (OGS), slated for December 12-13 in Monterey, CA. A joint-production between California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and Organic Produce Network (OPN), OGS will bring together the entire organic growing and production chain as well as service providers and supply chain partners for two days of information, education and networking opportunities.

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Organic Grower Summit Announces First Education Intensive Session


The first of two intensive educational sessions has been finalized for the second annual Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, CA. “Scaling Up Healthy Soil Practices” will dive deep into the benefits and usage of bio fertilizers and soil amendments, current research as well as the issues and opportunities to enhance organic farm operations. 

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Planning Underway for Educational Sessions at Organic Grower Summit


A combination of in-depth intensive educational sessions and a series of broader discussions providing relevant and timely information for organic growers headline the agenda of the second annual Organic Grower Summit this coming December 12-13 in Monterey, CA.

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Western Growers Named Technology Sponsor for 2018 Organic Grower Summit


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Exhibitor Registration Now Open for Organic Grower Summit 2018


Exhibitor booth registration is now open for the Organic Grower Summit (OGS), slated for December 12-13, 2018, in Monterey, California. Organic supply chain partners and service providers are encouraged to sign up for a booth at the second annual OGS, which features two days of information, education, and networking opportunities with organic growers.

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Save the Date: Second Annual Organic Grower Summit Coming to Monterey


The Organic Produce Network (OPN) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) are again teaming up to host the second annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) on December 12 -13, 2018 at the renovated Monterey Convention Center in downtown Monterey, CA.

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