Vic Smith Announced as Grower of the Year Award Recipient; OGS 2021 to Honor “A Grower’s Grower”

November 9, 2021 Organic Produce Network

 The Organic Grower Summit, Presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network will honor long-time 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.

Next Gen: A Conversation with the Next Generation of Organic Leaders Keynote Presentation Announced for OGS 2021

November 2, 2021 Organic Produce Network

Up and coming leaders from three of the nations’ 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 December 1-2, in Monterey, CA. 

Organic Grower Summit Presented by Western Growers and OPN

October 25, 2021 Organic Produce Network

A pair of recently announced educational sessions will explore how technology is enhancing the production of organic crop production and offer a look at the growth of organic fresh produce sales at grocery stores across the nation over the past two years as part of the 2021 Organic Grower Summit (OGS) presented by Western Growers and OPN educational program, slated for December 1-2 in Monterey, CA.

“Growing and Selling in the Mexican Organic Market” OGS Education Session Announced

October 18, 2021 Organic Produce Network

With Mexico’s promotion of organic agriculture leading to a growing domestic market and creating outstanding import opportunities for US growers, a just announced educational session at the 2021 Organic Grower Summit presented by Western Growers and OPN (OGS) will explore the relationship between the two countries and how they can support each other’s future organic growth.

Western Growers Denounces Passage of AB 616 in California Legislature

September 7, 2021 Western Growers

In response to passage of AB 616 by the California State Legislature–first in the Senate on August 26 and then in the Assembly on September 1–Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement.