Due to the overwhelming support of our members and partners, our Annual Conference is now sold out. We encourage you to explore the full conference program below, and join the waitlist for the event. Should registration spots open up, we will contact waitlist members and register them for the day's activities.
Save the date for CCOF’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference events on February 9-10, 2017, in Visalia, California. This year’s theme—Organic Innovation and Inspiration—will feature the innovative techniques organic producers, handlers, retailers, and other change-makers are using to address current economic and environmental issues, as well as big ideas for tackling the challenges of tomorrow.
We invite you to join other innovators to change the world by changing the way we grow.
The festivities begin Thursday evening with our first annual CCOF Foundation Awards Feast. Hear from the next generation of organic producers and the champions who are helping them build their careers in agriculture.
Friday’s full-day conference will focus on the innovations that are shaping our organic world. From new technology to out-of-the-box solutions for sustainability, you won’t want to miss this show and tell from some of organic’s biggest thinkers.
Thursday, February 9
5:30 p.m. — First Annual CCOF Foundation Awards Feast
Honoring the National Co+op Grocers and their CEO Robynn Shrader
Friday, February 10
8:00 a.m. — CCOF Annual Meeting
Get an update on your CCOF membership and learn about the history of agriculture in the Central Valley
9:00 a.m. — Keynote Address
9:35 a.m. — Stories of Organic Innovation
10:30 a.m. — Big Ideas in Organic
1:00 p.m. — Bringing Inspiration Back to the Family Farm
1:00 p.m. — The State of Organic in California
2:15 p.m. — GRO Organic Research and Promotion Program Overview
2:15 p.m. — Expanding Opportunity: Organic Distribution and Retail
3:30 p.m. — Flavor of Innovation in the Valley
Organic farmers, handlers, and ranchers can be found growing and creating inspiring food throughout the Central Valley. This tasting and networking session will feature product from organic farmers and CCOF-certified members who farm and process in the Central Valley.
4:00 p.m. — Processor/Handler Chapter Meeting
CCOF’s Processor/Handler Chapter will hold their annual meeting at the event. Processor/Handler Chapter members may attend in person or remotely via GoToMeeting.
CCOF has reserved a block of rooms at the Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center for this special event. Room price is $119 per night. Reserve your room by January 27, 2017 to take advantage of this special rate.
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