Author, Farmer, and Activist Leah Penniman Reading Black Earth Wisdom on March 29
Please join CCOF in welcoming Leah Penniman for a reading of her latest book Black Earth Wisdom and a live Q&A. Copies of Black Earth Wisdom can be purchased online or through bookstores internationally. This event will be held on Zoom and is open to all CCOF community members.
USDA’s Ag Outlook Forum To Feature Marketing and Organic Sessions
USDA’s 99th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum will take place over the course of two days, both online and in person in Arlington, Virginia. On Thursday, February 23, between 11:25 and 11:55 a.m. Eastern, Jenny Lester Moffitt, USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, will moderate a session on Strategies for More and Better Markets.
CCOF at the Global Produce & Floral Show in Orlando, FL
CCOF’s food safety manager, Jacob Guth, will be attending the Global Produce & Floral Show in Orlando, Florida, on October 27 through 29. If you plan to attend, we would love to meet you there!
Irrigation Management, Soil Nitrate Quick Test Demonstration, and Organic Certification Basics in Santa Maria
POSTPONED: National Center for Appropriate Technology To Host Organic Farming Workshop in Mississippi
This event has been postponed. The new date will be announced when available.
Join the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) in Brookhaven, Mississippi, on June 17 for an in-person workshop that reviews what it takes to be a USDA-certified organic farmer.
The workshop, taking place both in the classroom and out in the field, will introduce participants to organic regulations. Come learn the basics of organic regulations, then see what they look like on a working organic farm!
Organic Grower Summit 2021: Grower of The Year
OGS 2021 to Honor “a Grower’s Grower”; Vic Smith Announced as Grower of the Year Award Recipient
The Organic Grower Summit, presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network, will honor longtime organic grower Vic Smith as the recipient of the fourth annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year. Smith, CEO of JV Smith Companies, was selected based on his ongoing commitment and dedication to excellence in organic production, organic industry leadership, and innovation.
Organic Grower Summit 2021 Keynote Presentation
Next Gen: A Conversation with the Next Generation of Organic Leaders
Up-and-coming leaders from three of the nation’s most progressive organic growing operations have been confirmed as panelists for the keynote presentation at the 2021 Organic Grower Summit (OGS) presented by Western Growers and OPN on December 1-2 in Monterey, California.