Schedule

OGS 2017 Schedule at a Glance

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

Location: Convention Center Foyer

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

PCA Training

Location: Cypress 1 & 2

Discover the new requirements for pesticide application near schools, and worker protection standards from the Director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation - Brian Leahy.

 


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Opening Reception

Location: Monterey Ballroom

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7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We are Organic: CCOF Foundation Dinner

Location: TusCA Ristorante, Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

SOLD OUT

Hear from Secretary of the California Department of Food Agriculture, Karen Ross, and students who received grants from the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund at this celebratory dinner!

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

6:30 am - 5:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

Location: Convention Center Foyer

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast

Location: Garden Terrace

Sponsored by:


8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Costco Meet the Grower

Location: Windjammer 2,3,4

FULLY BOOKED

Sponsored by:


8:00 am - 8:50 am

Educational Breakout Session 1: “Issues Facing Organic Farmers Today”

Location: Cypress 1 & 2

Sponsored by: 

  • Moderator: Brian Leahy, Director, California Department of Pesticide Regulation
  • Speakers:
    • Anna Caballero, CA State Assembly Member
    • Arnott Duncan, CEO, Duncan Family Farms
    • Dale Huss, Vice President of Artichoke Production, Ocean Mist Farms
    • Nate Lewis, Farm Policy Director, Organic Trade Association

8:00 am - 8:50 am

Educational Breakout Session 2: “Leveraging Precision Agriculture”

Location: Big Sur 1 & 2

Sponsored by: 

  • Moderator: Robert Lambert, And Now U Know 
  • Speakers:
    • Bart Walker, President, Pacific Ag Rentals
    • Ian Justus, Global R&D Production System Development Manager, Driscoll’s
    • Matt Denninger, Director of Customer Engagement, Trimble Ag Business Solutions

8:00 am - 8:50 am

Educational Breakout Session 3: “Tools for Plant and Soil Health”

Location: Spyglass 1 & 2

Sponsored by: 

  • Moderator: Brise Tencer, Organic Farming Research Foundation
  • Speakers: 
    • Anthony Griffin, Organic Crop Specialist, Valent
    • Erica Renaud, Ph.D., Business Development Manager, Vitalis Organic Seeds
    • Steve Trotter, Agronomist, Agroplasma, Inc.

8:50 am - 9:00 am

Morning Coffee Break

Location: Lower Lobby

Sponsored by: 

 


9:00 am - 9:50 am

Educational Breakout Session 4: “Organic Disruption - Cannabis: The Next Frontier”

Location: Cypress 1 & 2

Sponsored by:

  • Moderator: Kelly Damewood, CCOF 
  • Speakers:
    • Aaron Johnson, Partner, L+G LLP
    • Ben Bradley, Operations Director, California Cannabis Industry Association
    • Kristin Nevedal, Director, Patient Focused Certification Program

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Educational Breakout Session 5: “Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Through the Supply Chain”

Location: Spyglass 1 & 2

Sponsored by: 

  • Moderator: Lara Dickinson of OSC2
  • Speakers:
    • Greg Kurkjian, Vice President, Retail Sales NA, IFCO
    • Deanna Bratter, Director of Sustainable Development, DanoneWave
    • Mark Sambrailo, Owner & CEO, Sambrailo Packaging

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Educational Breakout Session 6: “Clean and Renewable Technology”

Location: Big Sur 1 & 2

Sponsored by: 

  • Moderator: Hank Giclas, Western Growers 
  • Speakers:
    • Aaron Enz, Vice President, Business Development, Alta Energy      
    • Robert McBride, Ph.D., Boost Biomes
    • Sean Lyle, CEO and President, PowerGrow

10:00 am - 10:20 am

Morning Break

Location: Knuckles Sports Bar

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10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Keynote Sessions

Location: Monterey Ballroom

Keynote Sessions Sponsored by: 

Master of Ceremonies:

Cathy Calfo, Executive Director, CCOF

Keynote Address 1: "A View from the Capitol"

Miles McEvoy, Former Deputy Administrator, AMS, USDA

Keynote Address 2: "Changing Retail Landscape; Organic Meal Delivery Direct to Consumers"

Don Barnett, COO, Sun Basket

Grower of the Year Award

Presented by Greg Milstead, Director, Sales-Southwest Region, AGCO

Grower of the Year Sponsored by: 

Keynote Address 3: "Grower Roundtable: From Wall Street to Main Street, Organic Means Good Business"

  • Moderator
    • Scott LaRue, Managing Partner, Piper Jaffray
  • Featured Panelist:  
    • Victor Smith, Founder, Organic Farmer, J.V. Farms
    • Stan Pura, Founder, Organic Farmer, Mission Ranches
    • Jeff Huckaby, President, Grimmway Farms

 


12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Location: Garden Terrace

Sponsored by:


1:00 - 5:30 pm

Exhibition

SOLD OUT EXHIBITION

Visit 78 Exhibitors of Equipment, Supply Chain and Service Suppliers

Tech Alley Sponsored by: