Schedule

OGS 2017 Schedule at a Glance

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

Limited to 100 people and registration is available on a first come, first served basis by calling the Monterey County Ag Commissioner off duty line at: 831-759-7340.

 


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Opening Reception

Location: Monterey Ballroom

Sponsored by: 


7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We are Organic: CCOF Foundation Dinner

Location: TusCA Ristorante, Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

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! The CCOF Foundation 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.

  • $75 Early Bird Tickets available before November 22
  • $85 Tickets after November 22
  • Tables and sponsorships available

Tickets available at: www.ccof.org/weareorganic

Hosted by:

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 - 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:
    • Nate Lewis, Farm Policy Director, Organic Trade Association
    • Arnot Duncan, CEO, Duncan Family Farms
    • Anna Caballero, CA State Assembly Member
    • Dale Huss, Vice President of Artichoke Production, Ocean Mist Farms

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:
    • Erica Renaud, Ph.D., Business Development Manager, Vitalis Organic
    • Bart Walker, Sales/Location Manager, Pacific Ag Rentals
    • 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:
    • Steve Trotter, Agronomist, Agroplasma, Inc. 
    • Anthony Griffin, Organic Crop Specialist, Valent
    • Ian Justus, Global R&D Production System Development Manager, Driscoll’s

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:
    • Craig Kelley, Vice President, Grower Sales NA, IFCO
    • Mark Sambrailo, Owner & CEO, Sambrailo Packaging
    • Deanna Bratter, Director of Sustainable Development, DanoneWave

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:
    • Robert McBride, Ph.D., Boost Biomes
    • Aaron Enz, Vice President, Business Development, Alta Energy      
    • Sean Lyle, CEO and President, PowerGrow

10:00 am - 10:20 am

Morning Break

Location: Knuckles Sports Bar

Sponsored by:


10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Keynote Sessions

Location: Monterey Ballroom

Keynote Sessions Sponsored by: 

Keynote Address 1: "A View from the Capitol"

Miles McEvoy, Organic Expert

Keynote Address 2:

Details coming soon.

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

  • Moderator
    • Scott LaRue, Managing Partner, Piper Jaffray
  • Featured Panelist:  
    • Bill Reiman, Managing Director, Farmer, Gladstone Land Corp.
    • Stan Pura, Founder, Organic Farmer, Mission Ranches
    • Jeff Huckaby, President, Grimmway Farms

Grower of the Year Award

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

Grower of the Year Sponsored by: 

 


12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Location: Garden Terrace

Sponsored by:


1:30 - 5:30 pm

Exhibition

SOLD OUT EXHIBITION

Visit 78 Exhibitors of Equipment, Supply Chain and Service Suppliers

Tech Alley Sponsored by:

 

 


1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Non Profits and Farming Innovation Showcase

Location: Regency Grand Ballroom Lobby