SACRAMENTO — Members of the nation’s largest organic farmer-governed organization—California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) —will gather February 22-23, 2018, in Sacramento, California to discuss the phenomena of Organic Hotspots, the subject of a recent study commissioned by the Organic Trade Association and conducted by Penn State Agricultural Economist Dr. Edward Jaenicke. This event is open to the public and registration information is found at www.ccof.org/2018-event.
The conference 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 such as former California Secretary of Agriculture, A.G. Kawamura who have contributed to economic revitalization through organic in rural area. Conference speakers also include Jamie Johansson, President of the California Farm Bureau and Sergio Arco de Nunez– who’s company imports a third of all quinoa sold in the US.
The conference will feature keynote speaker Glenda Humiston, who was named vice president of University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) last August after serving several years as the California State Director at the USDA Rural Development. Humiston is recognized nationally for her strong advocacy on behalf of agricultural research and rural economic development.
Ticket price includes an organic lunch, learn more about the event at www.ccof.org/2018-event.
WHO: CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers)
WHAT: CCOF Annual Meeting & Conference: Organic Hotspots
WHEN: February 22-23, 2018
WHERE: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Sacramento, California
CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on behalf of our members for organic policies, support the growth of organic through education and grants, and provide organic certification that is personal and accessible.
CCOF is a nonprofit organization governed by the people who grow and make our food. Founded in California more than 40 years ago, today our roots span the breadth of North America and our presence is internationally recognized. We are supported by an organic family of farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, consumers, and policymakers. Together, we work to realize a future where organic is the norm.
For more information about CCOF, visit www.ccof.org.
–California Certified Organic Farmers
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