Dec 9, 2019
Organic Grower Summit 2019

The Organic Grower Summit ran Dec. 4-5 in Monterey, California.

Organic Grower Summit this year had more than 700 attendees – 200 of whom were growers – who stayed for the two-day event that included a trade show, networking opportunities, education sessions and panel discussions. Highlights of the event included keynote speeches, a film screening, and an award presentation.

– Stephen Kloosterman, associate editor

Sponsors for the event included Valent and Agco.
Sponsors for the event included Valent and Agco.

More than 700 people attended the event.

A session on tech disruptors.
A soil health education session
Driscoll’s of the Americas President Soren Bjorn speaks during a screening of “The Last Harvest,” a short film produced by Driscoll’s. Western Growers’ Dave Pugila, right, was part of a panel of speaker panel with Bjorn after the screening.
A panel discussion on plant health.

 

Amy Ansel spoke about the future of hemp as a commercial crop. Photo: Stephen Kloosterman
Amy Ansel spoke about the future of hemp as a commercial crop.
Indigo Ag President and CEO David Perry
Kat Taylor, founding director of the TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation
Kat Taylor, founding director of the TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation
Grant Lundberg speaks after receiving the award.
Grant Lundberg with California Certified Organic Foundation CEO Kelly Damewood.

Members of the Lundberg family gathered for a photo after the award presentation.

The venue was the Monterey Conference Center.
The venue was in easy walking distance of Monterey Bay.

seagulls

A closing reception was held at the end of the trade show Dec. 5.

 





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