Schedule

Stay tuned for updates on the 2018 Organic Grower Summit! 

OGS 2018 will feature two days of networking, educational sessions, an exhibition trade show floor and keynote speaking engagements with industry leaders. 

Didn't make it to OGS 2017? See the 2017 OGS show schedule at-a-glance here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

12 pm - 5 pm

Registration Desk

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

6:30 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast


6:30 am - 5 pm

Registration Desk

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8 am - 5 pm

Media Room

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8 am - 10:30 am

Educational Intensive 1: Scaling Up Healthy Soil Practices

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Moderated by:

  • Katherine DiMatteo, Executive Director, Sustainable Food Trade Association

Featured speakers:

  • Aaron Waltz, Director of Field Trials & Nutrition, Concentric
  • Emma Torbert, Co-Owner, Cloverleaf Farm
  • Gerald Davis, Agronomist, Cal Organic Farms/Grimmway
  • Jered Lawson, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Pie Ranch
  • Renata Brillinger, Executive Director, California Climate & Agriculture Network
  • Tim Stemwedel, Founder and President, California Organic Fertilizer

8 am - 10:30 am

Educational Intensive 2: Sustainable Investing in your Organic Farming Future

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Moderated by: 

  • Brandt Brereton, Ag Investment Banker, Brereton, Hanley & Co., Inc.

Feature speakers: 

  • Andrew Freeman, Managing Director, Freeman Macanta
  • Bill Reiman, Managing Director, The Gladstone Companies
  • Tom Avinelis, Principal, Agricultural Capital

10:30 am - 11 am

Morning Break


11 am - 3 pm

Exhibition Floor Open

Hospitality Lounge Sponsored by:

Tech Alley Sponsored by:

 


12 pm - 1 pm

Lunch

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12 pm - 3 pm

Meet the Grower

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Opening Reception

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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

CCOF Foundation Dinner

Enjoy a certified organic 3 course meal with live music and a variety of speakers. All proceeds benefit the CCOF Foundation which advances organic agriculture for a healthy world through programs that educate future organic farmers, help consumers understand organic, assist organic farmers in need, and provide ongoing training for organic professionals. Organic cocktails and wine by Green Hope Vodka and Bonterra Vineyards! Learn more here.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

6:30 am - 5 pm

Registration Desk

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6:30 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast


8 am - 5 pm

Media Room

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8:30 am - 10:30 am

PCA Training

Registration details to come.


8 am - 11 am

Meet the Grower

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8 am - 8:50 am

Education Sessions 1: Technology is not Just for "Big Ag"

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8 am - 8:50 am

Educational Session 2: Managing Organic Production Systems to Promote Plant Health

Moderated by:

  • Brise Tencer, Executive Director, Organic Farming Research Foundation

Featured Speakers: 

  • Ehsan Toosi, PhD, Director of Research & Development, True Organic
  • Pam Marrone, Founder and CEO, Marrone Bio
  • Tim Schultz, Vice President of Research & Development, Lundberg Family Farms

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9:00 am - 9:50 am

Education Sessions 3: Giving Organic Beverages a Shot

Moderated By: 

  • Bill Vyenielo, Senior Wine Business Consultant, Moss Adams LLP

Featured Speakers:

  • Katrina Frey, Executive Director, Frey Vineyards, Ltd.
  • Phil LaRocca, Vitner, LaRocca Vineyards
  • Ted Vivatson, Founder, Eel River Brewing Co. 

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9:00 am - 9:50 am

Education Session 4: Safeguarding the Organic Brand

Moderated By: 

  • Peggy Miars, Director/CEO, Organic Materials Review Institute and IFOAM Organic International

Featured Speakers: 

  • Brian Leahy, Director, California Department of Pesticide Regulation
  • Jennifer Tucker, PhD, Deputy Administrator, USDA, AMS, NOP
  • John McKeon, Board, COPAC, Senior Manager, Organic Compliance & Sustainability, Tanimura & Antle

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10:00 am - 10:30 am

Morning Break


10:30 am - 12 pm

Keynote Presentation 1

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More information coming soon!


10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Grower of the Year

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10:30 am - 12 pm

Grower Roundtable

Featured speakers:

  • Esteban Macias, Crop Protection Manger/Independent Grower, Grupo U
  • Robin Graham, Assistant General Manager, Stemilt Ag Services
  • John France, Founder, Homegrown Organic Farms

Moderated by:

  • Scott LaRue, Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Piper Jaffrey

12 pm - 3 pm

Exhibition Floor Open

Hospitality Lounge Sponsored by:

Tech Alley Sponsored by:

 


12 pm - 1 pm

Lunch


3 pm

Closing Reception

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