Organic Grower Summit Speakers Share Event Testimonials; Jeff Huckaby, Ann Marie Hourigan, and More Comment
MONTEREY, CA - As you gaze out upon the dark waters of Monterey Bay next week, what will be your takeaways from this year’s Organic Grower Summit (OGS)? Conversation will be flowing freely from November 30–December 1, and organic insights will be aplenty. Some of the event’s speakers took a beat with me to share their testimonials for the event.
See below for what they had to say…
Jeff Huckaby, President and Chief Executive Officer, Grimmway Farms
“OGS is an opportunity for organic growers to celebrate the continued growth and popularity of organic products worldwide as well as recognize the achievements of innovative farmers that have fulfilled this surge in demand. This year, I am excited to participate in a forum for growers to collaborate on the unique challenges to meet the world’s ever-increasing appetite for high-quality organic fruits and vegetables.”
Ann Marie Hourigan, Quality Standards Principal Advisor, Whole Foods Market
“I look forward to engaging with organic growers and discussing regenerative agriculture, and in particular, Regenerative Organic Certification. As we look to the future, I see both regenerative and organic agriculture playing an important role in building soil health, improving biodiversity, improving water quality, and so much more.”
Tom Stenzel, Executive Director, Controlled Environment Agriculture Alliance
“I’m looking forward to being part of the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) discussion at OGS. CEA is an important and growing part of agriculture, and it will be interesting to hear from companies already in that space, as well as others that might be considering it. This reminds me of the early days of organics when just a few were leading the way. Today, organics are an important part of most growers' portfolios. I anticipate that CEA will likely follow a similar path, with growers using a variety of production methods based on crops, climate, and consumer desires.”
Molly Tabron, Director of Supply, North Region, Robinson Fresh
“I’m excited for OGS next week as it’s an event I have always looked forward to, and nothing beats the opportunity to connect in person with familiar and new faces! At Robinson Fresh, we have been doing a lot of exciting things focused on sustainability while working to enhance the overall produce supply chain. I am eager to connect and learn from others in the industry on the topics of innovation and agricultural best practices.”
Grab your trade show shoes and get ready to hit the floor!