Organic Produce Network Teases Upcoming Events for Organic Grower Summit 2022; Matt Seeley Comments
MONTEREY, CA - If you've gotten a chance to read the exclusive event testimonials that graced the ANUK home page earlier this week, then you know we are ramping up with excitement for the opportunities that await at the fifth annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) in Monterey, California.
"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 Organic Produce Network (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 event, presented by Western Growers and OPN, will be held November 30–December 1, bringing industry members together for two days of thought-provoking educational sessions, a sold-out trade show floor, and a variety of networking opportunities.
The educational sessions planned for the event include:
- Get Ahead of the Curve and Avoid Regulatory Speedbumps
- The Growth, Opportunities, and Future of CEA Production
- Exploring Organic Research: A Discussion of Organic Grower Challenges and Solutions
- The Latest in Ag Tech Equipment and Innovation
- The Future of Ag Tech—Expanding On-Farm Profitability
- Meet The AgSharks
As noted in a press release, other ed sessions will feature an overview of how organic fresh produce sales at retail are changing in an era of inflation and the increasing role of biological tools in organic crop production.
As part of this year's event, OGS will also honor longtime organic grower Jeff Huckaby, President and Chief Executive Officer of Grimmway Farms, as the recipient of the fifth annual Grower of the Year award.
Attendees will also gain vital information during the Grower Roundtable: The State of Organic Growing, moderated by Dave Puglia, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Growers. The discussion will explore the perspectives of multiple key leaders in organic production on hot-button topics such as supply chain issues, inflation, labor, new innovations, and technologies.
All this and more will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey, and we hope to see you there!