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OPN Connect Newsletter 132
Sprouts' Robby Cruz, Organic Microgreens, OGS Keynotes, Panetta at UCSC, and more…
Last week, the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) invited U.S. Congressman Jimmy Panetta to a research field day at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) Farm & Garden, which showcased the Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) happening in his district, and how USDA programs are supporting the research.
In 2004, Phil Fok, who is a mechanical engineer by training, became intrigued with sustainable agriculture because of work being done at Stanford University. He soon was tinkering in his garage trying to figure out how to best grow agricultural products indoors with artificial light.
A trio of acclaimed leaders from various aspects of the organic community have been confirmed as keynote presenters for the third annual Organic Grower Summit this coming December in Monterey, CA. Widely recognized for their innovative and resourceful leadership in creating new and exciting opportunities for those involved in the production of organic crops and products, the three will deliver engaging and informative TedTalk-style presentations to OGS attendees.
After 25 years with several major retailers, Robby Cruz joined Sprouts Farmers Markets as vice president of produce sourcing and procurement on June 1 and is very excited about the company’s produce first philosophy.
1. Shuman Farms Will Reveal New Packaging at Southern Innovations
2. California Giant Adds to Staff, Creates New Roles
3. With Regenerative Agriculture Booming, the Question of Pesticide Use Looms Large
4. There’s a New Group of Workers Spreading Organic Pesticide on Crops: Bees
5. Where in the World is Organic? Find.Organic will show you!