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Opportunity to Connect with Organic Producers at Organic Grower Summit 2017


(April 30, 2017) Monterey, CA – Exhibitor booth registration is now open for the inaugural Organic Grower Summit (OGS), slated for December 13-14, 2017, in Monterey, California. Supply chain providers for organic farmers and growers are encouraged to sign up for a booth at the first-ever event bringing together organic producers and service providers and suppliers for two days of information, education, and networking opportunities.

With 28 sponsors already committed to participating at OGS, exhibitors will include seed, packaging, soil amendment, food safety, ag technology, and equipment manufacturers connecting with organic field production staff, supply chain managers, pest management advisors, and food safety experts.

Produced by CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN), the inaugural OGS will include targeted educational sessions on various aspects of organic production from leading authorities. Additional keynote presentations from influential and preeminent speakers on a variety of issues and opportunities in organic produce, meat, dairy, grain, and processed organic items are also on the two-day agenda.

“The organic community’s response to this first-ever event has been overwhelming. There is a strong appetite for information and networking opportunities that bring together the various sectors of the organic community. OGS is an outstanding opportunity to exchange ideas and information that help us to advance organic for a healthy world,” said Cathy Calfo, Executive Director/CEO of CCOF.

To date 28 companies have signed on as sponsors of the event, including:

  • Valent
  • AGCO
  • The Catalyst Product Group
  • Marrone Bio Innovations
  • Grimmway Farms/Cal Organic
  • True Organic Products
  • Crop Production Services (CPS)
  • Ferti-Organic, Inc.
  • Coe Isom
  • California Organic Fertilizers Inc.
  • Seed Dynamics, Inc.
  • Green House Produce Company
  • Earthbound Farm
  • HealthySoil
  • 3 Star Lettuce
  • Stockton U.S.A
  • Andreini & Company
  • Converted Organics of California, LLC
  • Sambrailo Packaging
  • Vitalis Organic Seeds/Enza Zaden Research RSA
  • Moxxy Marketing
  • Fusion 360
  • Green OX Pallet Technology, LLC
  • Fox Packaging
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • SUBONEYO Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals P Limited
  • Hayashi & Wayland
  • Pacific Ag Rental, Star Sanitation, AGcess

“The organic community truly sees the benefit of an event connecting organic growers and farmers with those in the supply and service chain. As organic continues to grow, the need for expanded education and information throughout the farming community is paramount to its continued success,” Tonya Antle, co-founder of the Organic Produce Network said. “Working together with CCOF, the inaugural OGS is the right event at the right time to bring all components of our community together to exchange ideas and information.”

OGS will be held December 13-14, 2017 at the Monterey Hyatt Resort and Spa in Monterey, California. General registration to attend the event is slated to open in May, with components of the educational program, including session topics and speakers, to be released in the coming weeks.

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About CCOF
CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on behalf of our members for organic policies, support the growth of organic through education and grants, and provide organic certification that is personal and accessible.

CCOF is a nonprofit organization governed by the people who grow and make our food. Founded in California more than 40 years ago, today our roots span the breadth of North America and our presence is internationally recognized. We are supported by an organic family of farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, consumers, and policymakers. Together, we work to realize a future where organic is the norm.

For more information about CCOF, visit www.ccof.org.

About OPN

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.