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New CGTbyPMA program prepares university seniors to be 'Rooted to Succeed'
Top university students likely don't think of the fresh produce and floral industry as a career choice unless they grew up around agriculture, and that's especially true for students in non-agriculture majors that are in high demand in today's industry. To help prepare more students to begin successful careers in the industry, Center for Growing Talent by PMA will host an Immersion Academy Nov. 7-9 in Dallas for 100 seniors... Read more

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SEPC adds Auction for Irma event to Southern Innovations
The Southeast Produce Council is pulling out all the stops in making sure it does everything it can to give back to those in need. In addition to the traditional charities, Society of St. Andrew and a chosen local charity, benefitting from member donations during the fall conference each year, the SEPC will be adding Auction for Irma: A Benefit for Hurricane... Read more

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Apio Inc., a leading provider of Eat Smart-branded packaged, fresh vegetables, has donated 28,000 Eat Smart salads, or approximately 114,000 salad servings, to victims of Hurricane Irma. Eat Smart is partnering with the SOS Foundation and the South Florida Red Cross to distribute these salads to those in need. The delivery from the Apio facility in Bowling... Read more


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Steve Koran joins Bengard Ranch as general manager
Bengard Ranch, a leading grower-shipper of vegetables providing a year-round supply from California and Arizona, with extensive operations in Mexico and Florida, announced that industry veteran Steve Koran has joined the company as general manager. Koran has held a number of executive positions in sales... Read more