Open Your Business to a New World of Clients

Learn how to grow your organic business by cutting the red tape of export requirements.

CCOF is partnering with the California Centers for International Trade Development to offer comprehensive training in exporting California specialty crops.

The course, CalAgX, consists of a series of six half-day sessions and will be held at three locations, Sacramento, Clovis, and Lancaster, starting August 5 and ending September 25 (see schedule). The program is aimed at businesses new to exporting.

CCOF Operations and International Programs Specialist Gamai Gregory will be presenting information on regulations and documentation for organic exports.

Gamai Gregory stated, “International trade is an important aspect of specialty crops, and is particularly profitable for organic producers.” She notes that fruits, nuts, and processed products are very popular export items to Europe. Fresh and processed fruits and vegetables are particularly popular in Asia.

The course will also cover export marketing and promotion, logistics and terms of sales, finance and credit insurance, and will provide networking opportunities with international buyers.

To cover costs of this extensive training, a fee of $249 is being charged; however, CCOF-certified members can enter this promo code for a $50 discount: CALAGX14CCOF. Additional company representatives can attend at a reduced cost. Registration deadline is July 25, 2014. For information on participation requirements, course schedule, and registration, visit the CalAgX website.