ProteoSense Wins The Thrive Fresh Summit Challenge

SVG Ventures selected four finalist companies, Intello Labs, ProteoSense, SolGro, and Space AG, from a pool of global startups developing AgTech and AgriFood innovation focused on sustainability, digital solutions, food waste reduction, and food safety solutions.

Center For Growing Talent to Honor Dick Spezzano as Jay Pack Cultivating our Future Award Winner

Center for Growing Talent (CGT) will recognize Dick Spezzano, president of Spezzano Consulting Service and longtime CGT volunteer as the winner of the Jay Pack Cultivating our Future Award. The award will be presented on Wednesday, October 16 at the CGT Contributor & Volunteer Reception, an invitation-only event from 4:30-6:00p.m.

Center for Growing Talent Will Honor Industry Legend Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan as Women’s Catalyst Award Winner

The award will be presented during the sold-out Women’s Fresh Perspectives Breakfast on Saturday, October 19th in Anaheim, California during the Fresh Summit Convention & Expo and will be presented by last year’s winner, Dawn Gray of Dawn Gray Global Consulting.

Joint United Fresh and PMA Op-Ed Regarding Romaine Task Force Report

“With this week’s release of the Task Force Report, we share with the industry and all concerned powerful recommendations that we believe can help protect public health and reduce the impact of outbreaks on our industry if and when they do occur. ”

Dwight Ferguson to Moderate Fresh Summit Discussion With Earvin “Magic” Johnson

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Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced that PMA board member and president and CEO of Naturipe Farms will moderate the Fresh Summit Forum for the Future discussion with Earvin “Magic” Johnson. The event will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019 in Anaheim during the third and final Forum for the Future at this year’s Fresh Summit Conference and Expo.