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Organic Produce Network and Western Growers Announce Three Ag Tech Education Sessions for Organic Grower Summit 2022; Matt Seeley and Walt Duflock Comment

Organic Produce Network and Western Growers Announce Three Ag Tech Education Sessions for Organic Grower Summit 2022; Matt Seeley and Walt Duflock Comment



MONTEREY, CA - Between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, there will be another event drawing attention from all in the fresh produce industry: the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) 2022 presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network (OPN). Set for November 30–December 1, three forward-thinking sessions focused on the ever-changing landscape of ag technology will take place during the event.

Matt Seeley, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Organic Produce Network"In partnership with Western Growers, this year’s OGS will provide up-to-date resources and information to support the continued success of organic producers, with an emphasis on the changing organic production landscape as well as the role of ag technology," said Matt Seeley, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OPN. "From seed to soil to harvest, our goal is to present the most relevant and timely information on the most important subjects and issues facing organic production."

The three educational sessions devoted exclusively to burgeoning ag tech include:

  • The Latest in Ag Tech Equipment and Innovation: Explores the latest innovations from five ag tech and equipment companies on how new technologies are changing the face of organic growing
  • The Future of Ag Tech—Expanding On-Farm Profitability: Focused on technologies currently available for growers, the cost implications, and what the future of ag tech may look like
  • Meet The AgSharks: The three start-up finalists selected as part of the Western Growers/S2G Ventures 2022 AgSharks competition will engage attendees with their systems and technologies

Panelists for The Future of Ag Tech—Expanding On-Farm Profitability session include Paul Mikesell, CEO and Founder of Carbon Robotics; Bart Walker, President of Pacific Ag Rentals; and Gabe Sibley, CEO and Founder of Verdant Robotics; the session will be moderated by Seana Day, Partner at Culterra Capital

Walt Duflock, Vice President of Innovation at Western Growers, also commented on the exciting event.

Walt Duflock, Vice President of Innovation, Western Growers“Technological advances and data management continue to evolve for organic growers, and a wide array of new tools are being designed for greater efficiency in the production of crops. These exclusive ed sessions will highlight some of the newest technologies, equipment, and programs available for growers and how they can best be utilized in the ever-changing landscape of organic fresh produce production,” said Duflock.

The fifth annual OGS is designed to provide information vital to organic growers and producers, including an overview of the opportunities and challenges in the production of organic fresh food. Exhibition and general registration is currently open, and further details can be found here.

As more information is released surrounding this event, ANUK will be sure to report.

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Organic Produce Network

Founded by agricultural industry veterans Matt Seeley, former VP of Marketing for The Nunes Company, and Tonya Antle,...

Western Growers Association

Since 1926, we have represented local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona and California. Our...