CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference 2019

AC 2019

Organic Generation – The Next Era

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Join CCOF and our members for Organic Generation – The Next Era, our Annual Meeting and conference in Fresno, California on February 26-27, 2019. This year’s event will focus on the next era of growth for organic and future generations of organic producers and consumers.

Who will be the organic producers and consumers of the future? What opportunities lie ahead for organic? Where will organic production rise? How will organic adapt to embrace new technologies, skills, and markets? We hope you will join us in Fresno to add your unique perspective and voice to the discussion.

The event will bring CCOF members and supporters to Fresno, California, home to generations of organic farmers. There, the program will examine the ongoing growth of organic and explore the predicted future for the sector.

Join us the evening before the conference to celebrate this year’s Organic Champion Awardee: Organic Valley’s Farmers Advocating for Organic. This festive meal with organic friends is always a highlight of the two-day event—you won’t want to miss it.

The CCOF Annual Meeting and educational conference is an annual tradition that convenes the CCOF membership and supporters to celebrate successes and plan for the future. The conference also benefits the programs of the CCOF Foundation: the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund, the Organic Training Institute, the Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund, and our consumer education programming.

Event Agenda

Tuesday, February 26 – Annual CCOF Foundation Feast

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Reception 

6:30-9:00 p.m. – CCOF Foundation Feast and Presentation of the Organic Champion Award

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 27 – CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference

7:30-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30-9:45 a.m. – CCOF Annual Meeting

10:00-10:30 a.m. – Keynote Address

  • Alice Waters, Chef, Author, and Food Activist; Founder and Owner of Chez Panisse; and Founder of The Edible Schoolyard Project

    10:30-11:00 a.m. – The True Cost of Food: Organic is Your Best Health Care Plan

    11:25 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Organic Generations and the Coming Years 

    12:25-1:25 p.m. – Lunch 

    • Featuring speaker Carey Gillam, Investigative Journalist and Author of Whitewash

    1:30-2:30 p.m – Maintaining a Strong Labor Force for Organic

    2:30-3:30 p.m – The Benefits of an Organic California: Digging into CCOF’s New Report!

    2:30-5:00 p.m. – NCAT & Farmlink Office Hours

    3:30-5:00 p.m. – CCOF Processor Handler Chapter Meeting with Guest Speaker

    • Building your Brand with Social Media
      Summer Singletary, Co-Founder & Herbalist, The Kosmic Kitchen

    CCOF has reserved a block of rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Fresno for this special event. Room price is $149-170 per night. Reserve your room by February 5, 2019 to take advantage of this special rate.

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