The training session focuses on innovative agricultural inputs for organic producers


A review of how organic producers can best use approved organic inputs in the most efficient and effective manner for their crops and bottom lines will be the subject of an educational session just announced in as part of the 2021 Organic Growers Summit presented by Western Growers and OPN (OGS), an educational program scheduled for December 1-2 in Monterey, California.

“Innovative and compatible agricultural instruments for today’s organic producer” will explore the various tools available in the production of organic crops, the way producers choose new products, the environmental impact and the impact of these bioproducts on the costs. Moderated by Neal Gutterson, President of Radicle Growth, the panelists are leaders of organizations directly involved in the approval, distribution and application of organic inputs for organic producers. Panelists include Pam Marrone, founder of Marrone Bio, Doug Currier, technical director of the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and Tim Stemwedel, founder of California Organic Fertilizer.

From left to right: Pam Marrone, Doug Currier and Tim Stemwedel.

The fourth annual OGS is designed to provide vital information to organic growers and producers, as well as an overview of the opportunities and challenges in producing fresh organic food. The recently announced session is part of an educational program designed to inform and engage organic producers, their service providers and supply chain partners.

Among the discussion topics for the session were the role of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) in determining what USDA allows or eliminates from the organic grower’s toolkit, how growers can be stakeholders in the selection process for organic inputs, new products approved by OMRI and how farmers can best use these inputs, the environmental impact of various inputs and what trends are occurring for specialty crops.

“While agriculture is a biological process, the organic producer is faced with the question of when biology becomes chemistry in the development of organics? Also, how can a producer best choose which items will be part of the toolbox? Said Tonya Antle, co-founder of the Organic Grower Summit.

The OGS exhibition and general registrations are open. With only four exhibition booths available before the show is sold out, exhibitors include manufacturers of soil amendments, agricultural technology, food safety, packaging and equipment in contact with organic production staff. in the field, supply chain managers, pest management advisers and food safety experts.

Right: Neal Gutterson will moderate the panel.

“In partnership with Western Growers, this year’s OGS will provide resources and information to support the continued success of organic growers, with a focus on the role of agricultural technology,” said Antle.

OGS 2021 will be held December 1-2 at the Monterey Hyatt Conference Center in Monterey, California. More details on the educational program will be released in the coming weeks. Click here for more information on the Summit.

For more information:
Matt Seeley
Organic products network
Phone. : +1 (831) 884-5092
[email protected]


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