OPN Connect Newsletter 282 · August 18, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Divine Flavor Expands Organic Bell Pepper Program into Summer

Divine Flavor, one of Mexico’s largest growers/importers, is excited to announce their new project of summer organic bell peppers in Jalisco, Mexico.  Read More

2. Envisioning Food Systems Change with New Center for Agroecology Executive Director Darryl Wong

This year UC Santa Cruz celebrates 55 years of national leadership in organic and sustainable agriculture, and the campus hub for those efforts, the Center for Agroecology, is gearing up to expand its impact even further. The center recently selected Executive Director Darryl Wong to provide administrative and strategic leadership in support of the center’s mission to advance agroecology and build an equitable future for food systems.   Read More

3. Amy's Garden Provides Central Virginia with Organic Produce for More Than 20 Years

Amy Hicks and her husband, George Ferguson, have been farming together for nearly 30 years. They live in a small house on their 140-acre farm in Charles City County, VA, and spend seven days a week farming. “We really just want people to eat more vegetables,” Hicks said.   Read More


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4. AgSharks Pitch Competition Accepting Applications

Western Growers and S2G Ventures are now accepting applications for the 2022 AgSharks Competition, a unique event where startup companies pitch their innovations in front of a live audience of the world’s largest specialty crop producers to win a $250,000 minimum investment.  Read More

5. Bolthouse Farms' Shelby Layne Discusses Regenerative Agriculture

At the recent Organic Produce Summit, I had the chance to hear Shelby Layne, Director, ESG Hub at Bolthouse Farms, moderate the “Is Regenerative the New Organic?” panel. The insights shared were invaluable, and Shelby and I dug even deeper on the topic post-show.   Read More

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