OPS 2019 Announces Educational Sessions

OPS 2019 Announces Educational Sessions



MONTEREY, CA - In anticipation of the fourth-annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), the organization has just announced six educational sessions that will take place at the event. The two-day event is designed to unite organic fresh produce growers, shippers, and processors with retailer and buying organizations from across North America. On July 10-11, over 1,400 attendees will meet to exchange ideas, information, and insight of the organic fresh produce industry.

(Clockwise starting with the top left) Organic Produce Summit speakers Mark Munger, Greg Kurkjian, Elizabeth Nardi, and Mark Hill

The first session, set to be moderated by Mark Munger, Vice President Sales and Marketing for 4Earth Farms, is titled The Evolution of Wholesaler/Distributors of Organic Fresh Produce. The session will be focused on the changing role of wholesalers and distributors of organic fresh produce and its impact in providing fresh organic items to consumers worldwide. A panel of leading industry experts will be featured to offer information and insight on the evolution of wholesalers and distributors of organic fresh produce. Panelists include Elizabeth Nardi, CEO of The Organically Grown Company; Greg Kurkjian, Vice President and General Manager of The Crosset Company; and Mark Hill, Sales at Baldor Foods.

Mark Munger, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, 4Earth Farms“The growing demand for organic fresh produce has led to an evolution of the role wholesalers and distributors across the country play in offering products to consumers,” said Munger. “Wholesalers have expanded their emphasis and focus in keeping up with consumer demand. The session will be an excellent chance for OPS attendees to hear how wholesalers from the West coast, Midwest, and East coast are adapting, expanding, and meeting the growing demands placed on bringing organic produce to retail outlets across the country."

Other educational sessions at OPS 2019 will include:

  • Organic Sales Analysis and the Organic Consumer
  • Tackling Food Waste—Good for the Planet and the Bottom Line
  • International Insights and Trends on Organic Produce
  • International Organic Produce Supply
  • Organic Ready Meals at Retail

There will additionally be two keynote presentations featuring award-winning chef and author Dan Barber and organic consumer activist Robyn O’Brien, as well as a Retailer Roundtable including three of the nation’s largest and most progressive retailers.

OPS 2019 will also feature a gala opening night reception; a selection of field tours for retailers and buyers; and a trade show spotlighting 149 producers and processors of organic fresh producers from across the globe.

Limited registration is still available, so don’t miss your chance!

Organic Produce Summit 2019