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OPN Connect Newsletter 145
SPECIAL EDITION: Organic Grower Summit 2019 Recap
The Organic Grower Summit tackled a wide variety of issues and topics, attracting hundreds of organic growers, producers, and processors to its third annual conference held in Monterey, CA last week. Presented by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN), the event featured a sold-out exhibition floor showcasing companies advancing the latest trends in soil and plant health, bio-pesticides, seed, food safety, and ag technology.
A half dozen presenters took center stage during the recent Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, CA, to discuss new strategies and opportunities to use cutting-edge agricultural technology to help farmers cut costs, increase revenue and improve efficiencies on the farm. The first set of speakers discussed new technologies in the growing end of the business with the second panel talking about advances in the utilization of yield on the production end of the operation.
Lisa Spicka, associate director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association, moderated the second half of the “Disruptors” seminar and focused her attention on food waste with each of her panelists offering technologies that help put more of what is grown on the table and less in the trashcan.