Farmers Forum staff
GUELPH — Organic food is no longer the fringe market it was in 1982 when the Guelph Organic Conference first took place.
Fast forward to 2023, and the global organics market is worth $172 billion, and the Guelph conference’s latest edition is now underway. The event at the University of Guelph runs Jan. 23-29 with a series of online sessions and — after a pandemic pause — a revived organic trade show and workshops on the 28th and 29th. Over 1,800 people are expected to take part.
Five speakers are scheduled, with the keynote address being delivered by Paul Holmbeck, director and co-founder of Organic Denmark, a national association of organic food producers in the Nordic country.
For the first time, the event is organized by the Organic Council of Ontario, with long-time organizer Tomas Nimmo and the Organic Food Conferences of Canada recently transferring that responsibility in favour of supportive roles.
To register, select “registration” on the website title bar here — https://guelphorganicconf.ca/goc-2023-media/ — and follow the links.