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Center for Growing Talent to honor Frieda Caplan at Fresh Summit

The Produce Marketing Association’s Center for Growing Talent is honoring Frieda Rapaport Caplan with the 2019 Women’s Catalyst Award.

PMA to honor Rich Dachman, Vic Smith at Fresh Summit

The Produce Marketing Association will honor Rich Dachman and Vic Smith with leadership awards at Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif.
Oct 09, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PMA, #Awards, #People

Giant pumpkins battle for heaviest gourd

Growers of giant gourds will be on hand in Half Moon Bay, Calif., for what’s known as the Super Bowl of Weigh Offs as they compete for the heaviest pumpkin title.

Florida hall of fame inductee friend of citrus industry

A University of Florida Extension agent for almost four decades whose work focused on citrus is being inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Jewel-Osco’s Scott Bennett selected as Produce Retailer of the Year

Produce Retailer magazine, sister publication of The Packer, has chosen Scott Bennett, produce sales and merchandising manager for Jewel-Osco, as the 2019 Produce Retailer of the Year.

HMC Farms’ Harold McClarty receives UC-Davis award

The University of California-Davis, through the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, is recognizing individuals with the Awards of Distinction, including Harold McClarty, founder of HMC Farms, 

Ultimation, Metro Detroit’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For

Ultimation Industries LLC has been named one of the 2019 Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

Monterey Mushrooms awards 99 scholarships

Watsonville, Calif.-based Monterey Mushrooms awarded 99 academic scholarships totaling $239,000 to children of employees.
Sep 23, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Awards, #People, #Mushrooms

Vertical Roots, Andrew Hare wins 2019 SEPC Next Generation Award

Andrew Hare, co-founder and general manager of Vertical Roots was named the Southeast Produce Council 2019 recipient of the Next Generation Award.
Sep 19, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #SEPC, #People, #Awards

Tom Nassif to receive Western Growers’ Award of Honor

Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers since 2002, has been named the recipient of the organization’s 2019 Award of Honor.