Organic Grower Summit Announces Grower of the Year Award Recipient
MONTEREY, CA - The annual Organic Grower Summit is almost upon us! OGS will be held this year on December 4 and 5 in Monterey, CA, and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) have been teasing incoming attendees with what’s to come. Most recently, CCOF and OPN will be honoring long-time organic growers Lundberg Family Farms as the recipient of the third annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year award.
“We are honored to present the annual Grower of the Year award to the Lundberg family. Their decades-long work exemplifies what hardworking, passionate organic farming is all about,” said Greg Milstead, Director of Sales, Southwest Region for AGCO, the sponsor and presenter of the award.
According to the press release, Lundberg Family Farms was selected based on the company’s ongoing commitment and dedication to excellence in organic production and organic industry leadership and innovation. Grant Lundberg will accept the award on behalf of the entire Lundberg family at OGS.
“Not only has the Lundberg Family’s decades of work to encourage water conservation, rotate crops, grow cover crops, and use natural methods for pest control made them leaders in organic rice production and wildlife-friendly farming, but it has always found ways to share information about those practices with other organic farmers. This dedication to the environment and community is what makes the organic sector special, so the Lundberg Family could not be more deserving of the title of Grower of the Year,” said Kelly Damewood, CEO of CCOF.
Lundberg Family Farms has been committed to producing premium quality organic rice and rice products with earth sustainability in mind since 1937. Today, the third and fourth generations carry on the family heritage by using eco-positive farming methods that produce wholesome and organic rice-based products, while improving and protecting the environment for generations to come. The Lundberg Family will join Thaddeus Barsotti of Capay Organic (2017) and Vernon Peterson of Peterson Family Farms (2016) as the winners of this amazing award.
Attendee registration for OGS is $499, with discounts available for CCOF members. Registration to OGS is all-inclusive, and includes admittance to the opening reception, educational sessions, keynote presentations, breakfast and lunch, and trade show floor. Attendees can also receive CEU for their attendance in a series of educational sessions on December 4-5.
Over 50 sponsors have confirmed their support of OGS and the tradeshow floor is sold out. Exhibitors include soil amendment, bio-pesticide, seed, packaging, food safety, Ag technology, and equipment manufacturers who will be connecting with organic field production staff, supply chain managers, pest management advisors, and food safety experts.
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