Oct 6, 2022
Grower roundtable announced for Organic Grower Summit

Leadership from three of the nation’s most progressive organic growing operations have been confirmed as panelists for the keynote presentation at the upcoming Organic Grower Summit.

“Grower Roundtable: The State of Organic Growing” will be moderated by Dave Puglia, president and CEO of Western Growers, with panelists including Brie Reiter Smith, VP of product leadership for Driscoll’s; Michael DuPuis, quality assurance and public relations coordinator for Divine Flavor; and Tom Nunes V, president of The Nunes Company.

The presentation will explore how these three leaders in organic production are dealing with hot-button topics such as supply chain issues, inflation, labor, new innovations and technologies.

“While consumption of organic fresh produce continues to climb, domestic growers face an unprecedented array of regulatory and marketplace challenges that threaten future growth,” Puglia said. “The leaders on this panel will share valuable insight into the state of the organic industry and strategies for turning obstacles into opportunities.”

Other educational sessions slated for OGS 2022 include:

  •  The Future of Ag Tech—Expanding On-Farm Profitability
  • Regenerative Organic Marketing and Certification—What Lies Ahead?
  • The Growth, Opportunities, and Future of CEA Production
  • Get Ahead of the Curve and Avoid Regulatory Speedbumps
  • Exploring Organic Research: A Discussion of Organic Grower Challenges and Solutions
  • Less Chemistry and More Biology

OGS 2022 will be held November 30–December 1 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California, and general registration is currently open. The sold-out OGS trade show floor will feature soil amendment, ag tech, food safety, packaging and equipment exhibitors who will have the opportunity to connect with organic field production staff, supply chain managers, pest management advisors and food safety experts.

For more information, please visit www.organicgrowersummit.com.


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