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Webinar on FSMA Basics for Small to Medium-Sized Produce Farms

Not sure what the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) means for your small or medium-sized organic farm?

Western Growers Named Technology Sponsor for 2018 Organic Grower Summit

Organic Grower Summit

December 12-13, 2018 at the Monterey Conference Center

 
The Organic Grower Summit (OGS) has announced Western Growers will again serve as the Ag Technology sponsor for this year’s event. As the Ag Technology sponsor, Western Growers will help coordinate the attendance of technology companies as exhibitors, and help facilitate elements of the technology area at the event. 
 

What’s Happening on the (Organic) Ground? Organic Farming Under COVID-19

When COVID-19 struck, farmers were already facing significant challenges. Low prices combined with rising production costs, labor shortages, and climate change impacts resulted in 58 percent of California’s farms operating with net losses in 2017. Today, organic farmers and businesses are working around the clock to adjust to new conditions.
 
CCOF compiled this overview based on agricultural and market research and qualitative data from a sample of CCOF producers, processors, and businesses (30 chapter leaders and 192 survey responses).

Will We See You in Atlanta? CCOF at PMA!

CCOF will be exhibiting at the PMA Fresh Summit trade show in Atlanta from October 23-25. Come by booth #2410 to talk about organic certification, food safety certification for organic operations, and more.

You can also follow along on our Twitter account, where we’ll be tweeting from the show.

We hope to see you there!

Work at CCOF – We’re Hiring!

As the organic movement grows, CCOF follows – we’re looking for passionate, talented individuals to help us support the organic community. From certifying farms and products, to engaging in organic advocacy, to helping the CCOF Foundation make a difference, there are a multitude of ways to get involved with organic at CCOF.

Apply for one of our open positions, or spread the word to qualified individuals you know who would be great additions to our team.

We are accepting applications for the following positions:

Zea Sonnabend: Playing for the Organic Team

You could call Zea Sonnabend a fixture of the organic movement if she didn’t move around so much—Zea just can’t resist getting involved. Time and time again, she’s been in a small meeting where a volunteer was needed to carry on the work and she felt the urge to step up. Collaborative, sharp, determined to do the right thing with organic, and known for her tenacity, Zea also knows how to relax as a San Francisco Giants season ticket holder. Perhaps it’s team loyalty that keeps her tied to organic strategizing.

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