Monterey, CA—The Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Western Growers (WG) have formed a strategic partnership, and announced that WG will be the presenting sponsor of the Organic Grower Summit 2021.
The Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort in Monterey, California, on December 1-2. Exhibitor registration will open in May, and general registration is slated to open in June.
The in-person event will provide growers with firsthand knowledge and information in areas ranging from agtech to food safety to sustainability, according to a press release on the topic. The Summit will provide both WG and OPN an opportunity to offer their members and subscribers greater access to information, education, and networking opportunities on new organic products, services, and technology.
“Many Western Growers members are heavily invested in organic production, and many others are considering a move into organic production for the first time,” said Dave Puglia, President and CEO of Western Growers. “The Organic Grower Summit is a great opportunity for growers in either position to get the latest in innovation and industry trends that are impacting the organic segment for fresh produce.”
“Western Grower members produce over half of the fresh produce grown in the United States, and nearly half of the country’s fresh organic produce,” added Matt Seeley, CEO and Co-founder of Organic Produce Network. “Partnering with WG will solidify the Organic Grower Summit as the best place for organic specialty crop growers to get all the latest information on the organic industry.”