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Date Night sponsored by Yuma Visitors Bureau
The Yuma Visitors Bureau sponsored Date Night Nov. 14 in a Yuma Medjool date grove owned by Jon and Liney Jessen. The Medjool date gourmet dinner was served to 40 guests, including date industry leaders,... Read more
Pack Expo International in Chicago
CHICAGO — With over 1.2 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 2,400 exhibitors, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies Pack Expo International 2014 drew record-breaking... Read more
Western Growers meets in Las Vegas
The Western Growers Association held its 89th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas Nov. 2-5. 2014 Chairman of the Board Bruce Taylor of Taylor Farms California passed the gavel to incoming chairman Vic Smith of... Read more
Fresh Produce Association of the Americas opening fiesta
On Oct. 30 The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, based in Tubac, AZ, held its opening fiesta and networking event on the Plaza at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa. The FPAA convention convened that... Read more
Women’s Fresh Perspectives breakfast
The Women’s Fresh Perspectives breakfast was held Friday, Oct. 17, shortly before the PMA Fresh Summit kicked off. Attendees had the opportunity to gain career insights from keynote speaker Claire Shipman,... Read more
PMA Fresh Summit 2014
On the day that the Produce Marketing Association’s 2014 Fresh Summit opened, Bryan Silbermann, PMA chief executive officer, promised it would be the most well-attended event in the history of the... Read more
PMA Fresh Summit 2014 kicks off in Anaheim
The Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit kicked off Friday, Oct. 17 with educational workshops and the brunch general session, but the opening day came to a close with an energetic welcoming reception... Read more
Natural Blend, new vegetable dehydration plant, holds opening ceremony in Farmville, NC
A new life for an old textile plant and a new use for discarded but quality sweet potatoes were celebrated at the Sept. 30 grand opening of the Natural Blend vegetable dehydration facility in Farmville,... Read more
FPFC meets in Southern California
The Fresh Produce & Floral Council held a regular membership luncheon meeting on Oct. 1 at the Sheraton in Cerritos, CA.  There were more than 200 attendees at the event who listened to keynote... Read more
Southern Roots reception at SEPC conference
YOUNG HARRIS, GA — The Southeast Produce Council launched Southern Roots, its new leadership program for women in produce, with a reception Friday afternoon, Sept. 26, during the council's annual fall... Read more