Organic Grower Summit to Host “Regenerative—What Does it Mean for Organic?” Session; Matt Seeley Shares
MONTEREY, CA - The world of organics is still ripe with opportunity, giving us ample room to explore the many facets of the category. Attendees of the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) 2023 will be doing just that during the show’s educational sessions. Presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network (OPN), the show recently announced its “Regenerative—What Does it Mean for Organic?” session.
“OGS 2023 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, 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 session will feature experts in organic fresh produce discussing the relationship between regenerative and organic agriculture. Moderated by Jessy Beckett Parr, Chief Program Officer at CCOF, the session will include panelists Eric Morgan, Vice President of Environmental Science and Resources for Braga Fresh; Vernon Peterson, President and Founder of Abundant Harvest Organics; and Rebecca Gildiner, Director of Sustainability at Daily Harvest.
Described as an alternative means of producing food, regenerative agriculture is designed to prioritize soil health and create farm systems that work in harmony with nature to improve the quality of life.
“As an organic community, we need to stay informed and integrated into the regenerative conversation. And as market forces push for the adoption of regenerative claims and language, what does this mean for the organic brand and label?” said Parr. “This panel will address the trends and standards of regenerative organic marketing and certification.”
The sold-out trade show floor will feature soil amendment, ag tech, food safety, packaging, and equipment exhibitors, according to a press release. OGS 2023 will be held November 29–30 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California.
We hope to see you there!