January 28, 2015
By: Vincent Strickland
It’s that time of year again – the Guelph Organic Conference – and this year Pfenning’s is bringing a new look to its tradition of serving freshly pressed carrot juice with the launch of our new website.
We thought the conference was the perfect place to debut our new look since its Canada’s largest gathering of folks found all throughout the organic industry–from agricultural inputs all the way to the consumer.
It is this very fact that makes the conference so exciting, there is so much to see and do, with new friends to make and old ones to reconnect with.
The conference is in its 34th year and Pfenning’s has been participating as a conference exhibitor for nearly 20 of those years. It has become a cornerstone event for Pfenning’s to meet and interact with our customers and the consumers who love our produce. We really enjoy sharing our delicious carrots with the crowd and it’s become a staple offer at the exhibit.
However, the conference is more than the trade expo. There are four full days of seminars and industry meetings that the Pfenning’s staff participate in. The conference feels like a family reunion mixed with a religious revival tent meeting!
We spend time connecting and reconnecting with other farmers, activists, consumers, thinkers and scientists, and all the diversity of people engaged in imagining and working for a better food world. It brings us perspective and a renewed energy to face the challenges ahead. We meet new farmers who are looking for a network and talk with long-time farmers about how last season was and what may be coming with the new season. It is a wrap up of the year before and inspiration for the year ahead.
We asked some Pfenning’s staff why they like the Guelph Organic Conference, and here is what they had to say:
“I enjoy the positive vibe of the conference”
–Bernadette Antoniou, Sales and Accounting Associate
“I get to meet with lots of people I know and there are interesting seminars”
–Detlef Winkler, Production and Bulk Storage Coordinator
“I really like seeing and talking to the customers we sell to and the consumers”
–Karen Pfaff, Office Manager
“I go to the conference to socialize with other growers and customers I don’t get to see all year. For me, seminars and business comes after meeting all the friends”
–Wolfgang Pfenning, CEO and Resident Farmer
This year, with the launch of our new website, we are featuring a new contest at our exhibit. You can enter for a chance to win a prize by either signing up for our newsletter on the website, liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter, or by posting your photo taken at our Pfenning’s Pfarmer Pfotobooth at the conference.
So come visit us at the 34th annual Guelph Organic Conference, we would love to talk with you!