Date: Nov 02, 2021

The keynote presentation at the 2021 Organic Grower Summit, presented by Western Growers and OPN, will be moderated by WG President and CEO Dave Puglia and feature panelists Keith Barnard, Senior Vice President of Sales and Sourcing, Mission Produce; Bianca Kaprielian, CEO and Co-owner, Fruit World; Mike Valpredo, President and Co-founder, Country Sweet Produce.

“Next Gen: A Conversation with the Next Generation of Organic Leaders” will explore how these young leaders see the landscape of organic fresh produce today. OGS will take place December 1-2 in Monterey, Calif.

“As the future of the organic fresh produce industry rests with the next generation of growers and producers, they will face a wide array of opportunities and obstacles. While the sales and consumption of organic fresh produce items continues to grow, challenges from labor, water, regulations, and other hot button issues await these new leaders. It is important we hear their viewpoints and perspectives as it relates to the future of organic production and growth of our industry,” said Tonya Antle, co-founder of the Organic Produce Network.

OGS will take place at the Monterey Hyatt Conference Center. All Western Growers members will receive a $100 discount off the full event price. Click here to register.

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