Organic Grower Summit Announces Education Session
MONTEREY, CA - If you’re on the fence about heading over to the 2018 Organic Grower Summit, the deciding factor is in: two members of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will be front and center in one of this year's educational sessions.
During their session, NOSB Chair and Senior Sourcing Manager, Ingredients for Cliff Bar Tom Chapman and newly elected NOSB member and CEO of United Vegetable Growers Cooperative Eric Schwartz will provide an overview of the agency responsible for information on a wide range of issues involving the production, handling, and processing of organic products.
“We look forward to talking with members of the organic community at OGS about the work of NOSB,” said Schwartz. “The NOSB relies heavily on input from the organic community, especially during the advisory process to the National Organic Program. It's important to understand how the rule making process works and how organic growers, processors, and handlers can get involved.”
The NOSB members will be speaking at the “Candid Conversations with NOSB Members” session, which will feature a closer look at how the Board makes recommendations on organic production practice standards as well as materials allowed or prohibited for use in the production and processing of organic foods, according to a press release. The session will also include an interactive Q&A with OGS attendees, with Melody Meyer, President of Source Organics, moderating.
Registration for the Organic Grower Summit, a joint production between California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and Organic Produce Network (OPN), is $499 and includes the opening reception, educational sessions, keynote presentations, breakfast, lunch, and access to the trade show floor, which will include exhibitors across soil amendment, bio-pesticide, seed, packaging, food safety, ag technology, and equipment manufacturers. Attendees can also purchase tickets to the 2018 CannaBus Tour, which takes place at 8 am-12 pm on Wednesday December 12th, and the CCOF Foundation Dinner, which is Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm.
The tradeshow floor is nearly sold out, so get your tickets now to be a part of another year of this fantastic show that brings together organic growers, producers, and processors for two days of education, information, and networking opportunities! For more information about OGS 2018, click here.