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Organic Industry "Reality Check" Revealed by Organic Produce Network Co-Founder Tonya Antle, at Natural Products Expo West 2017


SALINAS, CA—(March 6, 2017)-Organic fresh produce is a bright spot in today’s fractured food system and economy, according to organic industry pioneer, Tonya Antle.  Antle, co-founder of the newly-formed Organic Produce Network, will unveil trends in the multi-billion dollar organic fresh produce industry as a panelist at the Organic Trade Association’s "Organic Innovations Conversation," part of Natural Products Expo West’s gargantuan trade show on Friday, March 10 at 12:45 pm.

Moderated by industry expert and OTA Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha, the predictably provocative conversation with Antle and nine other organic industry innovators, includes a collection of fast-paced presentations on what’s next in organics from thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and trend spotters.  Natural Products Expo West is the preeminent show for spotting trends in the food and CPG industry. In 2016, the event brought together an inspired community of industry members and more than 3,000 exhibitors and 77,000 attendees.

The Organic Innovations Conversation panel at Natural Products Expo West is March 10 from 12:45-2 p.m. in the Anaheim Marriott, Grand Salon F, session number EW23.

About Tonya Antle

Tonya, who grew up surrounded by agriculture in California’s Central Valley, is the co-founder and EVP of the newly formed Organic Produce Network. OPN focuses on connecting all facets of the organic produce community through education, information and live events. Antle, for more than 30 years, has been advocating for high-integrity organic practices, products and solutions. She is recognized as a top spokesperson and a trailblazer for the organic produce industry by helping to propel organic produce from the fringe to mainstream mass market.

About Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo West is an annual 4-day event being held March 9-12, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. This event showcases products by more than 3,000 natural and organic industry brands.

About the Organic Produce Network

Founded by agricultural industry veterans Matt Seeley, former VP of Marketing for The Nunes Company, and Tonya Antle, former VP of Organic Sales for Earthbound Farm, The Organic Produce Network (OPN) was established as a vibrant on-line and live content programming organization connecting the entire organic fresh produce industry.

Contact:
Matt Seeley
matt@organicproducenetwork.com