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Organic & Non-GMO Forum 2018

October 29-30

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

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4th Annual Organic and Non-GMO Forum

Now in its fourth year, the Organic & Non-GMO Forum is the source for conventional food and ag businesses to learn about opportunities in the organic and non-GMO industry, and for those in the field to discuss the challenges and advantages it presents. Producers, processors, manufacturers, buyers and more convene for engaging, informative discussions on the practical issues in the supply chain and the challenges in the industry. This event, which has grown three-fold, promises unique insights from leading experts, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

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Monday 10/29/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pmShort Course - Understanding What You're Buying: A Procurement Manager's Guide
1:00 pm - 1:15 pmWelcome
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmKeynote Address with Matthew Dillon: Organic: At the Center of Clif Bar’s Vision
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmChallenges and Pathways to Organic Certification
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmIssues and Impacts from National Bioengineered Disclosure Law: The Devil is in the Details
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmCoffee Break sponsored by Quality Assurance International (QAI)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmHow Can We Accelerate the Growth of Organic Staple Crop Acres In the U.S.?
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmVulnerability to Organic Fraud: Case Studies from OTA’s Global Organic Supply Chain Integrity Task Force
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmCan Blockchain Establish Provenance and Eradicate Fraud?
5:30 pm - 7:00 pmReception sponsored by Soybean Premiums
Tuesday 10/30/2018
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast sponsored by Clif Bar & Company and Where Food Comes From, Inc.
8:30 am - 8:45 amWelcome
8:45 am - 9:15 amInnovations in Organic Farming: A Producer's Panel
9:15 am - 9:45 amImpact of Imported Organic Grain on U.S. Prices and Supply
9:45 am - 10:15 amIngredient Processing for the Organic and Non-GMO Market
10:15 am - 10:45 amCoffee Break sponsored by SunOpta
10:45 am - 11:15 amWill the Real Organic Please Stand Up?
11:15 am - 11:45 amWhat, Why, Where: Genetic Editing 101
11:45 am - 1:00 pmLunch sponsored by Women in Agribusiness
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmInvesting in Organic Acres: Case Studies
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmPlant-Based Product Market Explosion: Innovations and Opportunities
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmTechnology Transfer from Conventional to Organic – And Back!
2:30 pm - 2:35 pmClosing
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Standard Admission  $899 Register
Standard Admission for Government
Employees & Non-Profit Organizations
$699 Register
Standard Admission for
Full-time Undergraduate Students
$399 Register
Short Course add on $75 Register
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For more information on our cancelation policies, please visit our Terms & Conditions page.

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Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 63102
(314) 655-1234

Hotel block has been extended! Organic and Non-GMO Forum attendees are offered a special rate of $179 per night. 
Book Now!

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If you are interested in joining these industry leaders as an Organic and Non-GMO Forum Sponsor, please contact Managing Director, Joy O'Shaughnessy.

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If you are interested in joining these industry leaders as a Organic and Non-GMO Forum Partner, please contact Michelle Marshall.


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Cisco Grain Probe Service
Clark Farm Drainage
Clarkson Grain
Farmers Business Network
Farm Nutrients
Field Farms Marketing Ltd.
High Caliber Transloading and Storage
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI)
Midwest Laboratories
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)
The Organic & Non-GMO Report
Perdue AgriBusiness
SGS North America
Soybean Premiums
WeFARM Organics
Zeeland Farms Services, Inc.
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Hotel NameHyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Address315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis Missouri 63102
Contact DetailsPhone: +1 (314) 655-1234
Website: https://book.passkey.com/event/49570658/owner/988/home
Block DetailsCheck out our Fantastic Group Rate!​ The Organic and Non-GMO Forum has negotiated a special low room rate of $179 per night for attendees of the conference. You can call the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch to get this rate at +1 (314) 655-1234 and tell the booking agent that you are with the group: Organic and Non-GMO Forum. OR you can click the button below that links to our room block. Room Rate: $179.00 plus tax Room block and discounted rate will end on Sunday, October 14th at 5:00 PM (EST). Rooms are expected to sell out!