2022 Organic Grower Summit Announces Educational Intensive; Matt Seeley and Brise Tencer Comment

2022 Organic Grower Summit Announces Educational Intensive; Matt Seeley and Brise Tencer Comment

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MONTEREY, CA - Banding together is one way to better combat industry challenges, and a prime opportunity to do so has arisen at the 2022 Organic Grower Summit (OGS). At this anticipated show, the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) will be hosting a 90-minute educational session: Exploring Organic Research: A Discussion of Organic Grower Challenges and Solutions.

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 role of ag technology," commented Matt Seeley Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Organic Produce Network. "From seed to soil to harvest, our goal is to present the most relevant information on the most important subjects and issues facing organic production."

The two-part ed intensive will feature the results of two recently released reports on organic farming and an in-depth workshop discussing how organic farmers can address current challenges, a press release stated.

Organic Grower Summit will be hosting a two-part educational intensive titled 'Exploring Organic Research: A Discussion of Organic Grower Challenges and Solutions,' which will be moderated by Brise Tencer and Haley Baron (top left) and feature (from left to right) Javier Zamora, Asia Hampton, Ariel De Lara, and Steven Cardoza

The panel will be moderated by Brise Tencer, OFRF Executive Director, and Haley Baron, Partnership and Development Manager at OFRF. Panelists for the session will include Javier Zamora, Owner of JSM Organics; Asia Hampton, Business Skills Advisor at California FarmLink; Ariel De Lara, District Conversationalist for USDA-NRCS; and Steven Cardoza, Owner of Cardoza & Cardoza Farming.

Brise Tencer, Executive Director, Organic Farming Research Foundation"Organic farming is a bright spot in the California economy, and we are excited for this opportunity to talk about information and resources to support the continued success of producers," noted Tencer.

During the panel, OFRF will share insights from its recently released 2022 National Organic Research Agenda (NORA) and California Organic Research Agenda (CORA), highlighting the various challenges organic farmers are facing, as well as recommendations for addressing these needs. Session attendees will also glean information from a pair of organic farmers and agency representatives regarding current resources, solutions, and research that can help address the top challenges presented.

OGS exhibition and general registration is currently open, so there's still time to secure a spot for the show in Monterey, California, November 30–December 1.

For registration and more information, click here.

Keep counting down to the 2022 OGS show with us here at ANUK.

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