Monterey, CA—The 3rd annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS), taking place in Monterey on December 4-5, will feature six educational sessions designed to inform and engage organic growers, farmers and producers, and their service partners as well as supply chain partners. Industry leaders will address farm soil management, the impact of technological advances in organic agriculture, the latest on labor and immigration, and the hemp industry.
“This year’s summit will provide up-to-date resources and information to support the continued success of organic producers,” said Tonya Antle, co-founder of the Organic Produce Network (OPN), in the release. “From seed to soil to harvest, our goal is to present the most relevant information on the most important subjects and issues facing organic production.”
The first of the six educational sessions will address the changing landscape of food safety on organic farms, with a look at how the industry is complying with the new Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule, how FDA produce inspections will be rolled out and the changes affecting the leafy greens industry.
The summit will be moderated by Jacob Guth, director of food safety for the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Panelists for the session include, Donna Lynn Browne, director of food safety and responsibility, Naturipe Farms; Greg Komar, technical director of Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement; and Steve Patton, branch chief, CDFA, Inspection and Compliance.
Exhibtor registration is now open; General registration to attend the event is scheduled to open August 1. Find more information here.