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How will Organic Maintain a Strong Labor Force? Find out at the 2019 CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference

California Harvesters, Inc.
On February 26 and 27, hundreds of CCOF members will meet in Fresno, California for the 2019 CCOF Annual Meeting & Conference. In addition to bidding farewell to retired CEO, Cathy Calfo; welcoming CCOF’s new CEO, Kelly Damewood; and celebrating the work of the CCOF Foundation; participants will come together to discuss the latest opportunities and issues facing organic.

Hydroponic Discussion at CCOF Board Meeting

The CCOF Board of Directors hosted a special discussion about hydroponic and container-based systems at their quarterly board meeting on February 18. 
 
Background
 
Over the last few years, disagreement has percolated throughout the organic community about hydroponic and container-based systems. Many organic producers feel frustrated that the National Organic Program (NOP) allows hydroponic operations to achieve certification because they believe that soil is essential to any organic production.

Improved CCOF.org - It's Easier Than Ever to Find What You Need!

CCOF is launching a series of upgrades to www.ccof.org in the coming weeks to better serve the needs of our members. This week, you’ll see changes on our homepage, making it easier to find news relevant to your organic business. In the coming weeks, the site will be easier to navigate, with all the tools you know and love at the tips of your fingers. 

Job Announcement: Three Organic Food Certification Specialists Needed

Due to internal promotions and expansion of the organization, CCOF has three openings in our organic farm/livestock programs.

Join California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross at CCOF Foundation Dinner

Join CCOF and Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross on December 13, 2017 at the CCOF Foundation’s We Are Organic Dinner at the Organic Grower Summit at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. We will recognize the Foundation’s accomplishments and your role in making them possible!
 

Join Darrell Wood, Panorama Meats at the CCOF Conference

Join Darrell Wood from Panorama Meats at our Organic Hotspots Conference on February 22-23, 2018, in Sacramento, California. The event will explore the factors that have made California a hotbed of organic hotspots activity and discuss ways to encourage the growth of organic hotspots across rural America. We will hear the stories of organic leaders who have contributed to economic revitalization through organic in rural areas, and from those who have seen the impacts first-hand on their businesses and communities.

Join the CCOF Foundation for Thank You Thursday at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing on March 15

Santa Cruz, California is a unique place. Nestled between redwood trees and a vast ocean coastline, those who have the privilege to live and work in Santa Cruz cherish its community. Although technically a city, Santa Cruz has a small-town vibe: local businessowners create lasting relationships with their patrons and give back wherever possible. One such local business, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing (SCM Brew), likes to give back with an event called Thank You Thursday.
 

Just Announced: Closing Meeting with Mary Kaems at CCOF Rooting for Organic Advocacy Day

CCOF is excited to announce that Mary Kaems, principal consultant to California Speaker of the Assembly, will join the Rooting for Organic advocacy day on Wednesday, February 19.

Just in Time for the Holidays – New CCOF Merchandise!

Spread the holiday cheer by giving your favorite farmer or organic enthusiast the newest CCOF gear this season! We just added new hats to the shop to keep the sun out of your eyes in the field. Choose from our black trucker-style hat with a “Support Organic Farmers” patch, or our tan hat with the same slogan embroidered on the cap. Both hats are made in the U.S.A. with organic cotton, so they are gifts you can feel great about giving!

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