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Speakers of the 2022 Organic Grower Summit Share Event Testimonials; Emily Musgrave, Tom Barnes, and More Share

Speakers of the 2022 Organic Grower Summit Share Event Testimonials; Emily Musgrave, Tom Barnes, and More Share



MONTEREY, CA - We are just two days away from the 2022 Organic Grower Summit (OGS), and industry members are champing at the bit to hear from their fellow operators on the evolution of the organic sector. The Organic Produce Network and Western Growers always put on one heck of a show, and this year will be no different.

The event, put on by the Organic Produce Network and Western Growers, invites organic operators to discuss topics such as sustainability, technology, and more

Some of the event speakers opened up about their excitement for the event, and you won’t want to miss what they shared with me…

Emily Musgrave, Organic Program Manager, Driscoll’s

Emily Musgrave, Organic Program Manager, Driscoll’s“Driscoll’s is excited to participate at the Organic Growers Summit. As a panelist, I look forward to sharing my expertise with attendees that can help grow this important segment for agriculture. Driscoll’s is one of the organic market leaders, and we do our best to share best practices and innovations that can shape the future of this fast-paced industry. Organic growers work hard and are dedicated to the needs of the marketplace.”

Tom Barnes, Chief Executive Officer, Category Partners

Tom Barnes, Chief Executive Officer, Category Partners“At Category Partners, we’ve been working for more than a decade helping producers better understand the organic consumer and how to grow organic performance in United States supermarkets. The new reality is organic fruits and vegetables are the most dynamic and exciting foods in the supermarket. The OGS is so unique in that it has created an intersection of data, technology, expertise, organizations, and individuals all focused on producing the finest organic fresh foods in the world. We’re delighted we can attend this thought-leadership event again.”

Gabe Sibley, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Verdant Robotics

Gabe Sibley, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Verdant Robotics“At Verdant, we work with farms of all sizes across many different crops. From weeding to pollination and micro-fertilization and everything in between, our machines are capable of multiple actions across multiple crops and offer an ROI from day one. I look forward to talking with growers at the Summit about the efficiencies and productivity Verdant technology brings—and how together we can unlock new value and increased profitability.”

Denise Manker, Distinguished Science Fellow, Bayer Crop Science

Denise Manker, Distinguished Science Fellow, Bayer Crop Science“The Organic Grower Summit is a great opportunity to connect with growers, leaders in the industry, and retail customers. I’m really looking forward to learning more about regenerative agriculture as it relates to organic practices as well as how the industry can use biological products to reduce environmental impacts and meet customer and societal needs.”

Paul Mikesell, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Carbon Robotics

Paul Mikesell, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Carbon Robotics“The Organic Grower Summit uniquely brings together leaders who are all invested in the future of organic farming. Carbon Robotics is looking forward to educating attendees about laserweeding—a new, herbicide-free weed management tool that is ideal for organic growers.”


Organic innovation awaits, and we can’t wait to see what comes next.

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