OPN Connect Newsletter 21 · July 20, 2017

Organic Produce Summit 2017 Educational Sessions & Keynote Speakers Photo Recap

Breakout Session One: Excellence in Organic Produce Merchandising

  • Moderator: Kevin Coupe, Morning News Beat
  • Michael Schutt, Raley's
  • Jeff Fairchild, New Seasons
  • Eric Beelitz, Wakefern

Campos Borquez October 2

Black Earth Humic October

Chelan Fresh October

Breakout Session Two: Forbes Ag Tech: Robotics and Automation in Organic Produce

  • Moderator: Paul Noglows, Forbes AgTech Summit
  • Dan Harburg, Soft Robotics Inc. 
  • Nathan Dorn, Food Origins

Heliae October

Breakout Session Three: Deep Dive: A Look at Trends in Organics

  • Moderator: Kevin Coupe, Morning News Beat
  • Jordan Rost, Nielsen
  • Gina Garven, Robinson Fresh

NatureSafe October

Breakout Session Four: Bioponics: Organic or Not? 

  • Moderator: Tim Linden, The Produce News
  • Jessie Gunn, Wholesum Harvest
  • Ed Horton, Urban Produce
  • Tom Beddard, Lady Moon Farms
Rainbow Valley Orchards October

Global Organics Group October

Keynote Address One:

Organic Produce at Every Table: Bringing Consumers What They Want and Need, Ashley Koff, RD

OPN State of Organic

Keynote Address Two:

Retailer Round Table: Opportunities and Challenges Marketing Organics to Consumers

  • Dave Corsi, VP Produce and Floral, Wegmans
  • Heather Shavey, AVP Global Produce, Costco Wholesale
  • Chad Miller, VP Produce Procurement, Sprouts


Keynote Address Three:

The Organic Coup: America's First USDA Certified Organic Fast Food

  • Erica Welton, Co-founder
  • Dennis Hoover, Co-founder

Keynote Address Four: 

A Model Built for Fresh, Dave McInerney, Co-founder, FreshDirect

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