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OPN Connect Newsletter 136

Pear Update, Nancy Weiss Brings Organic to Schools, OGS Ed Sessions, EcoStadt Technologies, and more…

October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019

Since becoming the food service director of the Santa Barbara Unified School District in 2008, Nancy Weiss has completely overhauled the school food system. She replaced heavily processed, pre-packaged, heat-and-serve meals with whole-food, made-from-scratch dishes. She is particularly passionate about plant-based nutrition and fresh produce and has a close relationship with many local organic farms. She joined OPN Connect for a conversation about her work.

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Organics Unlimited

October 10, 2019

Earlier this week, Pear Bureau Northwest estimated the 2019 pear harvest would yield only 1.6 million boxes of organic pears compared to the 2.0 million boxes that were harvested a year ago for the 2018/19 marketing season, representing a 20 percent decline.

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October 10, 2019

EcoStadt Technologies is a family-owned company started in 2012 by Dr. Sen Ramasamy, who had decades of experience in the organics industry.

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Chelan Fresh

October 10, 2019

A pair of educational sessions focused on the future of organic plant health and an examination of how to effectively promote sustainability reporting have been announced as part of the 2019 Organic Grower Summit educational program, slated for December 4-5 in Monterey, CA. The two newly announced education sessions are part of an extensive OGS educational program designed to inform and engage organic growers, farmers and producers, and their service and supply chain partners. 

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October 10, 2019

1. Amazon’s Innovator Making Farmer’s Lives Easier

2. Wisconsin Co-op Attempting World’s Largest Fair Trade Produce Display

3. Taking A Bigger Slice of the Premium Apple Segment with Envy

4. New Collaboration to Deliver a National Agenda for Organic Research

5. Gladstone Land Acquires Nebraska Farms for Organic Production

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