CCOF’s Val Davis to Present at Holistic Management International’s Cultivating Community Conference

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

Join CCOF to hear about the costs and benefits of organic certification at the Holistic Management International’s (HMI) Cultivating Community conference in Paicines, California, on October 16.

The conference will offer thought-provoking presentations, on-the-ranch learning, unforgettable landscapes, and local, nutritious food.

Some of the many topics include:

  • Harnessing the power of livestock through holistic planned grazing;
  • How holistic management benefits our agricultural entrepreneurs; and
  • How to create profit in any business.

Val Davis, CCOF’s farm program manager, will talk about how organic certification can work hand in hand with holistic management on Sunday, October 16 at 8:15 a.m. in the Pole and Hay Barn.

Davis is the farm program manager at CCOF Certification Services, LLC. In this capacity, she manages the farm program certification staff, a department that provides organic certification services to over 3,000 crop and livestock farms. Prior to joining the CCOF team, Davis worked in organic vegetable production at Full Belly Farm, and as a research assistant at the University of California, Davis for projects aimed at utilizing livestock grazing to control invasive weeds. Davis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from California State University, Chico and a Master of Science degree in Community, Food, and Agricultural Systems from Michigan State University.

Learn more about the conference and register today.