OGS Keynote to Feature Grower Roundtable; Don't Miss Costco's "Meet the Grower"


Don’t miss “From Wall Street to Main Street, Organic Means Good Business” a unique grower round table discussion during the Organic Grower Summit Keynote Sessions on Thursday, December 14th. Join industry experts as they engage in thought-provoking discussions on topics including opportunities in organic mergers and acquisitions, organic challenges with land, labor and water, government regulation and how to meet the growing demand for organic.



Speakers include:             

  • Bill Reiman, Managing Director, Farmer, Gladstone Land Corp
  • Stan Pura, Founder, Farmer, Mission Ranches
  • Jeff Huckaby, President, Farmer, Grimmway Farms
  • Moderator: Scott LaRue, Managing Partner, Piper Jaffray                   
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View the full schedule here 

Don't Miss Costco's "Meet the Farmer"           

Thursday, December 14th OGS attendees have an opportunity to meet with Costco buyers as part of “Meet the Farmer.” 

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"Meet the Farmer" provides certified organic farmers and grower representatives the opportunity to meet face-to-face with Costco organic produce, dairy, meat, grain and wine buyers to discuss their operations and products. Meetings are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

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