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December 9 - 10, 2020

2019 Summit Recap

OGS 2019 Post Summit Resources

All OGS 2019 Photos

Tuesday
Dec 3
2019
12:00pm-5:00pm

Registration Open

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Wednesday
Dec 4
2019
6:30am-6:00pm

Registration Open

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6:30am-8:00am

Breakfast

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8:00am-10:30am

Educational Intensive 1: Strategies to Reduce Risk Through Organic Soil Health Practices

Moderated By:

  • Haley Baron, Education and Research Program Associate, Organic Farming Research Foundation

Featured Speakers:

  • Phil Foster, Founder and Owner, Foster Ranch
  • Jared Zystro, Research and Education Assistant Director, The Organic Seed Alliance
  • Jozsef Racsko,Technology Manager, Mycorrhizal Applications 

*Approved for (1) Soil & Water Management, (1) Integrated Pest Management, (1) Professional Development CEUs

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8:00am-10:30am

Educational Intensive 2: Real Talk with Ag Tech Disruption Leaders

Moderated By:

  • Hank Giclas, Senior Vice President-Science, Technology & Strategic Planning, Western Growers 
  • Cory Lunde, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives & Communications, Western Growers 
  • Lisa Spicka, Associate Director, Sustainable Food Trade Association

Featured Speakers:

  • Kaben Smallwood, Co-Founder and CEO, Symbiotic Aquaponic 
  • Diane Wu, Co-Founder and CEO, Trace Genomics
  • Sebastien Boyer, Co-Founder, FarmWise
  • Aidan Mouat, CEO, Hazel Technologies 
  • Fernando Alvear, Head of Sales, Full Harvest 
  • Dr. Jeff Orrey, Founder and Chief Science Officer, GeoVisual Analytics

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10:30am-11:00am

Morning Break

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11:00am-3:00pm

Exhibition Floor Open

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12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch

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5:30pm-7:30pm

Opening Reception

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7:30pm-9:30pm

CCOF Foundation Feast

Enjoy a certified organic, 3-course meal at this benefit dinner for the CCOF Foundation. Live music will accompany organic beer, wine, and cocktails. All proceeds benefit the CCOF Foundation.

Keynote Speaker:

            Jacob Pechenik, Co-Founder of The Farm Project

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Thursday
Dec 5
2019
6:30am-2:00pm

Registration Desk

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6:30am-8:00am

Breakfast

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8:00am-8:50am

Educational Session 1: The Growing Hemp Marketplace

Moderated By:

  • April Crittenden, Chief Certification Officer, California Certified Organic Farmers

Featured Speakers:

  • Ray Drysdale, Founder and Chair, PureCrop1
  • Christopher Boucher, CEO, Farmtiva
  • Jerry Norton, CEO, American Hemp Seed Genetics 

*Approved for .5 Crop Management CEUs & .5 Professional Development CEUs

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8:00am-8:50am

Educational Session 2: What’s Next in Organic Plant Health?

Moderated By:

  • Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Organic Trade Association

Featured Speakers:

  • Steve Pavich, Senior Plant Nutritionist, BioFlora
  • Dr. Danielle Kirkpatrick, Global Technical Support Coordinator, Trécé, Inc.
  • Pete Anecito, Director of Ag Operations, Mission Ranches 

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8:00am-8:50am

Educational Session 3: Organic Farming in the Era of FSMA

Moderated By:

  • Jacob Guth, Director of Food Safety, California Certified Organic Farmers

Featured Speakers:

  • Greg Komar, Technical Director, California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement
  • Steve Patton, Branch Chief, Inspection and Compliance, California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Donna Lynn Browne, Director of Food Safety and Social Responsibility, Naturipe Farms

*Approved for .5 Crop Management CEUs & .5 Professional Development CEUs

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9:00am-9:50am

Educational Session 4: Taking a Proactive Approach to Sustainability Reporting

Moderated By:

  • Nikki Rodoni, Founder and CEO, Measure to Improve

Featured Speakers:

  • Ze'ev Barylka, Marketing Director, Netafim USA
  • Kevin Warner, Manager, Sustainable Agriculture, SCS Global Services
  • Bryan Duarte, Senior Sourcing Manager, Walmart

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9:00am-9:50am

Educational Session 5: Organic Sales Data Dive

Moderator: Steven Muro, Founder and President, Fusion Marketing 

Featured Speakers:

  • Laura Batcha, CEO and Executive Director, Organic Trade Association
  • Mike Galaburda, Client Director, Nielsen

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9:00am-9:50am

Educational Session 6: Organic Cannabis on the Horizon

Moderator: 

  • John DeFloria, Co-Owner, Big Sur Cannabotanicals

Featured Speakers:

  • Phil LaRocca, Founder and Owner, LaRocca Vineyards
  • Christopher Carr, Director, Cannabis Connection
  • Val Dolcini, Acting Director, Department of Pesticide Regulation

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9:50am-10:30am

Morning Break

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10:30am-12:00pm

Keynote Presentations

Featured Speakers:

  • Amy Ansel, Founder and CMO, Titan BioPlastics
  • David Perry, President, CEO and Director, Indigo Ag
  • Kat Taylor, Beneficial State Bank-Co-Founder and CEO/TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation-Founding Director

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Grower of the Year Presentation

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12:00pm-3:00pm

Exhibition Floor Open

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12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch

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3:00pm

Closing Reception

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