April 10, 2014
In Today's Issue:
United Fresh Announces Nominations for New Board Officers and Directors for 2014-2015

Ron Carkoski (left), President & CEO, Four Seasons Family of Companies, is nominated to serve as Chairman of United's Board of Directors. Brian Kocher, Senior Vice President and COO, Chiquita Brands International, is nominated as United's Chairman-Elect.

United Fresh Immediate Past Chairman David Krause, Paramount Citrus, has announced the slate of new officers and directors nominated to serve on the United Fresh Produce Association Board of Directors, effective at its April 22, 2014 meeting in Santa Barbara, California.

Ascending to Chairman of the Board is Ron Carkoski, President & CEO, Four Seasons Family of Companies, Ephrata, PA. Ron currently serves as Chairman-Elect of the Board. He joined Four Seasons in 1994 as director of procurement, after almost 20 years in the produce business with Gateway Foods/Scrivner, Carpenter Cook Company, and Gamble Robinson Co. He progressed to vice president and in 2001 was named President & CEO. Ron was nominated to his second term on the United Fresh Board in 2010, previously serving from 2003-2007 and most recently as Chairman of the Wholesaler-Distributor Board. He is a past board member of the Produce for Better Health Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley, and served as a member of the Board of Advisors for Graystone Bank in Pennsylvania. Ron earned his bachelor's degree in music education from St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI.

Nominated as Chairman-Elect is Brian W. Kocher, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Chiquita Brands International, Inc., Charlotte, NC. Brian is responsible for global sales, business unit and food safety capabilities. He has held various senior leadership positions since joining Chiquita in 2005, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company's financial operations worldwide; he was President, North America; President, Europe and the Middle East; Vice President, and more. He has more than 18 years of experience, including senior roles at General Electric, Hill-Rom and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Brian will assume the Chairmanship of United Fresh in 2015.

Lorri A. Koster, Chairman and CEO, Mann Packing Company, will continue to serve in an ongoing term as Secretary-Treasurer.

Current United Chairman of the Board Ron Midyett, Chief Executive Officer, Apio, Inc., will move to the position of Immediate Past Chairman and remain on the Board and the Executive Committee.

The following industry leaders have been nominated to serve as new members of the United Fresh Board for a two-year term beginning April 2014:

Mark Campion, President, Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. was born and raised in Salinas, CA and has had the unique opportunity to spend the entirety of his career with the same company. Throughout his 15 years with Taylor Farms, he has worked in various operational roles learning the foundation of the business, including Foodservice Sales Manager and Vice President of Foodservice Sales. In 2008, Mark launched the Retail Division and was named President. Most recently, he served on the United Fresh-Cut Processor Board and last year on the Executive Board of the Produce for Better Health Foundation. Mark is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Agriculture Economics.

Rudi Groppe, President and CEO, Heinzen Manufacturing, Intl., Gilroy, CA, has had more than 25 years of experience in the produce industry. Groppe is a graduate of California State University Sacramento, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1985. Rudi joined Heinzen Manufacturing in 1991 as a Project Engineer. During his career he has held several different positions in Sales Engineering, Sales Management and Engineering. Rudi has been involved at some level with every major project produced by Heinzen Manufacturing, Inc. He also participates as a guest instructor for the UC Davis Fresh Cut Short Course program with presentations on Fresh Cut Equipment Selection and Sanitary Plant Design. Rudi recently served on the United Fresh-Cut Processor Board.

Steve Jarzombek, Vice President Produce Procurement and Merchandising, Roundy's Supermarket, Milwaukee, WI, started his career in 1975 as a utility clerk at Dominick's Finer Foods in Chicago. He worked his way up through various positions in Dominick's management including Produce Manager, Store Director, Category Manager and Director of Floral and Director of Produce. In 2003, Steve joined Roundy's as Vice President of Produce, followed VP of Perishables and VP of Merchandising. In 2011, Steve rejoined the produce department as Vice President Produce Procurement and Merchandising, noting that "produce has always been special" to him.

Carissa Mace, President, Fresh Produce & Floral Council (FPFC), La Mirada, CA is a graduate of New York University. She has had a long career in the non-profit world with positions at the New York City Opera, United Cerebral Palsy Organization, City of Hope, Food Industries Circle, and Produce Marketing Association. Carissa first joined the FPFC in 1997 as an Event Coordinator and Membership Director; she left five years later and returned to FPFC in 2007 to take the position of President. She was recognized in 2005 among the inaugural group of Produce Business magazine's "40 under 40" top industry leaders. Carissa is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the California Society of Association Executives.

Paul Mastronardi, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mastronardi Produce Ltd., Ontario, Canada is at the helm of his fourth generation family business, which was named one of the '50 Best Managed Companies in Canada' for the fifth year in a row. Over the past 10 years, under Paul's leadership, the company has tripled its annual sales, launched new products annually that have won international awards, and has increased total greenhouse space from 200 to 2,400 acres. As an enthusiastic entrepreneur, Paul was recognized in the inaugural group of Produce Business magazine's "40 under 40" top industry leaders, 'Top 25' in The Packer, 'Produce Man of the Year' in 2011, and Ontario's 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Bob Meek, Chief Executive Officer, Wada Farms Marketing Group, Idaho Falls, ID is nominated to serve as Vice Chairman of the United Fresh Grower-Shipper Board. Wada Farms is a grower shipper of potatoes and other crops in Idaho.  In addition to their own production, they exclusively manage all potato, onion, and sweet potato operations for Dole Fresh Vegetables and pack and ship products from over 30 states. Bob is a 27-year veteran of the produce industry, holding positions in Idaho, Washington and Florida during his career. Most recently he served on the United Fresh Center for Global Produce Sustainability Advisory Board. He is an alumnus of Adams State College and BYU with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing and Spanish.

Mike Orf, Assistant Vice President, Produce Operations, Hy-Vee, Inc., West Des Moines, IA is a 36-year retail veteran with Hy-Vee and has worked in the produce arena for nearly his entire career. In 1987, he took on the role of Produce Manager managing different locations in the Omaha metro area. In 2000, he moved to West Des Moines and was promoted to Produce Procurement Specialist within the Hy-Vee corporate office. He later returned to the retail side of the business when he became a Regional Produce Supervisor. In 2011, Mike was elected into the Hy-Vee Hall of Fame as Retail Supervisor of the Year and in 2013 was named Assistant Vice President, Produce Operations.

Susan Reimer-Sifford, Director of Produce Purchasing and Distribution, Darden Restaurants, Orlando, FL, is responsible for oversight of procurement and distribution of all fruit and vegetable items for Darden's concepts across the country including Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Longhorn Steak, Capital Grille, Eddie V's, Wildfish, Seasons 52 and Yard House. She began her career with Darden in 2005 as Director of Restaurant Distribution Services. Susan received the coveted Darden Joe Lee Brilliance Award in 2007 and in 2013 won the Excellence in Being of Service to Darden's Restaurants. Susan recently served on the United Fresh Retail-Foodservice Board, PMA Food Service Conference Committee and is the Immediate Past Chairman of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida where in 2012 she received Second Harvest's 'David Pearlman Spirit of Volunteerism' award. Susan grew up on a farm in Central Illinois where her family still farms today. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Food and Nutrition and a Master's Degree in Dietetics from Illinois State University.

Mario Steta, Group Vice President and General Manager-Central Mexico, Driscoll's, is the leader of the Mexico geographic region, Mario is responsible for implementing all strategic initiatives, including planning and budgeting, process management, grower relationships and more. Mario has been directing Driscoll's operations in Central Mexico since 2009. He is an Agronomist from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Queretaro and holds a master's degree in vegetable crops from the University of California. He has been involved on horticultural farming and production for over 20 years. He is responsible for the foundation of the Mexico's Greenhouse Grower's Association and the Berry Exporters Association and is a past Board member of Agros, Agropark, and Grupo IDESA.

Nominated as the Chairman of the United Fresh Foundation, which holds an ex-officio position on the United Board, is Jim Lemke, Senior Vice President of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN. Jim is a past Chairman of the Board of United Fresh, and has served as Senior Vice President at Robinson since December 2007; prior to that time, he served as Vice President, Sourcing and as Manager of C.H. Robinson's Corporate Procurement and Distribution Services division. As a member of the executive team, Jim has network supervision across multiple branch office locations in North America, Europe and Latin America. In addition, he has global network oversight for Robinson Fresh product and services, Management Services/TMC, C.H. Robinson's Latin America business network and the corporate resources of warehouse/inventory solutions. Jim holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Minnesota.

Current Board members nominated to new positions of service on Market Segment Boards and Councils include:

  • Chairman, Grower-Shipper Board - Tom Deardorff, Deardorff Family Farms
  • Chairman, Retail-Foodservice Board - Sean Picquelle, Taco Bell
  • Vice Chairman, Retail-Foodservice Board - Greg Corrigan, Raley's Family of Fine Stores
  • Chairman, Produce Marketing & Merchandising Council - Cindy Jewell, California Giant Berry Farms

The following officers of Market Segment Boards and Councils will continue their service on the Board:

  • Chairman, Fresh-Cut Processor Board - Tony Freytag, Crunch Pak Sliced Apples
  • Chairman, Wholesaler Distributor Board - Lisa Strube, Strube Celery & Vegetable Company
  • Vice Chairman, Fresh-Cut Processor Board - Bob Swartwout, VNS Sales
  • Vice Chairman, Wholesaler Distributor Board - Bob Kirch, Caito Foods Service, Inc.
  • Chairman, Finance & Business Management Council - Scott Danner, Liberty Fruit Co., Inc.
  • Chairman, Food Safety & Technology Council - Bob Elliott, Sunkist Growers, Inc.
  • Chairman, Government Relations Council - John Keeling, National Potato Council
  • Chairman, Produce Marketing & Merchandising Council - Roger Pepperl, Stemilt Growers, LLC
  • Vice Chairman, Produce Marketing & Merchandising Council - Cindy Jewell, California Giant Berry Farms
  • Chairman, Supply Chain Logistics Council - Kenny Lund, Allen Lund Company, Inc.

The following At-Large Board Members will continue their service on the Board: Bill Brim, Lewis Taylor Farms, Inc.; Bill Brooks, Westlake Produce Company; Jim Catchot, Renaissance Food Group; Aaron Fox, Fox Packaging; Fred Heptinstall, IFCO SYSTEMS, N.A.; David Hille, Cabbage, Inc.; Joe Klare, Castellini Company LLC; Lisa McNeece, Grimmway Enterprises Inc.; Bob Morrissey, National Watermelon Association, Inc.; Angela Nardone, N2N Global; Gordon Robertson, Sun World International, LLC; Dave Russell, Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc.; Rob Schrick, Bayer CropScience; Mike Spinazzola, Diversified Restaurant Systems; Mike Wootton, Sunkist Growers, Inc.

"United has a strong history of bringing together talented members from all sectors of the industry to lead our association forward," said United President and CEO Tom Stenzel. "This line-up of nominees for our consolidated Board of Directors, together with our returning Board members and new officers, makes a tremendously impressive slate of leaders who will ensure a powerful voice for our membership and our industry."

Board members concluding service at the April 22 meeting include: David Krause, Paramount Citrus who served as Chairman of the Board in 2012-2013, and this past year as Immediate Past Chairman; Paddy Callaghan, Nature's Best Limited, who served as Chairman of the Global Advisory Council; Emily Fragoso, MIXTEC Group; Dan'l Mackey Almy, DMA Solutions, Inc. who served as the Chairman of the Nutrition & Health Council; Kevin Moffitt, Pear Bureau Northwest; Randy Scott, Delhaize America who served as the Chairman of the Retail-Foodservice Board; Will Steele, Frontera Produce who served as the Chairman of the Grower-Shipper Board; Ivan Tarriba, Farmer's Best International, LLC; Greg Wohlleb, Bunzl, Inc.; and Steve Grinstead, Grinstead Enterprises, who served as Chairman of the United Fresh Foundation.

"I'd like to personally thank those board members who are concluding their service at this upcoming meeting," said Stenzel. "Their contributions have greatly impacted our industry's success in so many positive ways, and we appreciate the time and dedication they have given to serving our industry. I'd also like to thank David Krause and Board Development Committee members Ron Carkoski, Ron Midyett, Lorri Koster, Tom Deardorff, Bob Kirch, Sean Picquelle, and Bob Swartwout, for their work this year in nominating an impressive slate of officers and Board members. Our association's strength comes from the diversity of leaders, coming together from all sectors of the produce supply chain under the United umbrella to drive our industry forward."


United Members and Key Lawmakers Meet on Top Industry Priorities

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, meets with members of United's Government Relations Council to discuss passage of immigration reform legislation.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, discusses implementation of the Farm Bill with United's Government Relations Council.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss meets with United Board Member Bill Brim of Lewis Taylor Farms and Charles Wingard of Walter P. Rawl & Sons.

Discussing industry priorities including immigration reform, FSMA rulemaking, nutrition policy and Farm Bill implementation, members of United's Government Relations Council had several meetings with key lawmakers today on Capitol Hill. In the Senate, council members met with Sens. Debbie Stabenow (chairwoman, Agriculture Committee), Saxby Chambliss, Mike Crapo and Lindsay Graham. In the House of Representatives, council members talked with Reps. Frank Lucas (chairman, Agriculture Committee), Jeff Denham, Sam Farr, Bob Goodlatte (chairman, Judiciary Committee), Steve Southerland and David Valadao. FSMA rulemaking, immigration reform, Farm Bill implementation and water management were among the priority issues discussed with the lawmakers.

On Tuesday evening, House Speaker John Boehner met with United's Government Relations Council members for candid discussions about the prospects for passing immigration reform in the House and the agenda for the remainder of 2014.

"Having that quality face time with our key members of Congress is critically important," said Robert Guenther, senior vice president of public policy. "We appreciate the time that our council members and lawmakers took to make these meetings a success."

A series of briefings filled the agenda on Wednesday as the council heard updates on United's government relations priorities for the coming year, strategies for Farm Bill implementation, FSMA rulemaking timelines for the years ahead, nutrition programs that include SNAP incentives and school meals, immigration reform strategies, US foreign trade initiatives and other priorities.

For more information on the Government Relations Council meetings or the issues discussed, please contact Robert Guenther at 202-303-3409.

United's "Now Boarding for Chicago" Fresh Impact Tour Meets with Members in Washington and Idaho

JT Travers of Charlie's Produce welcomed John Toner and Dan Vache to start off the Pacific Northwest leg of the "Now Boarding for Chicago" Fresh Impact Tour.

A packed house for the Seattle Town Hall at Costco Worldwide Headquarters on Monday. Thank you to the entire Costco team for hosting and making the meeting a success.

Roger Pepperl of Stemilt (right) talks with Dan Vache about new variety development and labeling challenges.

Suzanne Wolter with Rainier Fruit showed the United team around the facility and talked about her company's opportunity for growth.

The United Fresh 2014 Now Boarding for Chicago Spring Fresh Impact Tour continued this week with events in Washington State. On Monday, United's John Toner and Dan Vaché  met with produce industry members at a Town Hall hosted by Costco Wholesale at their headquarters in Issaquah, WA. Discussion included concerns about the available labor force, with many growers saying that their local workforce is not interested in the available farm jobs.  Industry members also said they are keenly watching the FSMA rulemaking process and United's review of the proposed rules.

On Tuesday, the tour included meetings with Tony Freytag of Crunch Pak Sliced Apples in Cashmere, WA to see how the company has invested in food safety. John and Dan also visited with Roger Pepperl at Stemilt to discuss labeling challenges and new variety development.

On Wednesday, the United team met with Suzanne Wolter of Rainier Fruit in Selah, WA to tour the facilities and discuss growth opportunities for the company.

Also on this week's tour stops, United took the opportunity to preview the business opportunities available at United Fresh 2014, June 10-13 in Chicago.

The Now Boarding for Chicago Spring Fresh Impact Tour continues next with stops in California. To see a list of the upcoming Town Hall meetings, visit the United Fresh website. Be sure to visit the United Fresh Facebook page, where members and staff are posting updates and photos. Follow us online or attend a Town Hall to join in on the Now Boarding for Chicago Spring Fresh Impact Tours! For more information, contact Miriam Wolk, United vice president of membership & marketing, at 202-303-3410.

United's Recall Ready Training Workshop Comes to Washington State

Produce industry executives converged on Costco's headquarters in Issaquah, WA this week for another of United's Recall Ready Training Workshops. The workshop combines recall protocols and communication management principles to ensure that the technical food safety team and communication and marketing team work together effectively during the entire recall event. Topics covered in the workshop included understanding the fundamentals of a recall, knowing your rights and responsibilities, knowing the FDA's role and how to work with them, and how to develop a communications plan.

The popular workshop, April 9-10, was conducted in partnership with the Washington State Department of Agriculture and with the support of Costco, which generously provided the meeting facilities. United appreciates the participation of Costco and WSDA to help make the workshop a success.

Watch for news about another Recall Ready Training Workshop to be announced for later this year. Learn more about all of United's Recall Ready training and services, including recall plan reviews and onsite recall simulations, at UnitedFresh.org/RecallReady. For more information, please contact Erin Grether at 202-303-3402.


United Fresh Participates in Capitol Hill Day to Promote Healthier School Meals

Last week,  58 school nutrition leaders from 21 states traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the National Gathering Supporting School Nutrition and Capitol Hill Day to educate members of Congress about their success in serving healthier school meals, including more fresh fruits and vegetables. The Pew Charitable Trust sponsored the National Gathering and Capitol Hill Day to provide an opportunity for Congress to hear directly from their local school leaders exactly how they have successfully implemented the new nutrition standards for lunch and breakfast and have already improved the healthfulness of foods for sale in vending machines, school stores and in a la carte.

Dr. Lorelei DiSogra, United Fresh VP, Nutrition & Health, joined forces with Pew to support the National Gathering and Capitol Hill Day; accompanying the Alabama and Wisconsin school leaders to their congressional meetings. "All of these schools began making improvements to school meals several years ago and are now at the forefront of the national school health movement. They serve a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables every day and their students are positive about having healthier choices available," said Dr. DiSogra. Several local media stories highlight the important messages school leaders shared with Capitol Hill.  

Healthier nutrition standards for school lunch went into effect in the fall of 2012 and 86 percent of schools nationwide are meeting the updated nutrition standards, which include doubling the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables served every day. On July 1, 2014 updated national standards for school breakfast and snacks go into effect, offering more opportunities for increasing children's access to fruits and vegetables.

For more information please contact Lorelei DiSogra at 202-303-3403.

Hurry! Seats Are Going Fast—Register Today for the Produce Inspection Training Program

Register today for the Produce Inspection Training Program to become more knowledgeable about quality standards, inspection grading, USDA produce procedures and much more! The next program will be held June 2-6, 2014 at the USDA SCI Training and Development Center in Fredericksburg, VA.

This unique five-day course includes the fundamentals of produce inspection, covering essential knowledge, terminology and practical information. The course also includes Commodity Labs, which apply the principals learned in the fundamentals course to real produce inspections. USDA experts show hands-on examination of a range of commodities, including grapes, lettuces, potatoes, strawberries and tomatoes.

Visit the United Fresh website to learn more about the program. You can also watch a video and hear from participants about their experiences in the course. Click here to register online or you can download the registration form and email it to syoung@unitedfresh.org. If you have questions, feel free to contact Shannon Young at 202-303-3405.


United Webinar Focuses on Employer Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act

An expert on compliance with the Affordable Care Act, attorney Chris Condeluci is the featured speaker for United's April 30 webinar.

Produce industry companies of all sizes should be ready for requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Questions regarding workforce size and seasonal employment can determine if your company is subject to the "employer mandate" and required to offer an "affordable/minimum value" plan to your employees or pay a penalty tax. There are complex rules for determining whom you must offer health coverage to and what type of coverage you need to offer.

Learn your responsibilities under the ACA on this United Fresh webinar, Managing Your Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act, April 30 at 2 pm EDT. The webinar is offered by United's Grower-Shipper Board and the Finance & Business Management Council. Hear from attorney Christopher Condeluci, an ACA compliance expert from the Venable law firm in Washington, DC.  Chris' practice focuses on the ACA and its impact on stakeholders ranging from employers and private health insurance exchanges to agents/brokers and hospitals/health systems. Prior to joining Venable, Chris served as Tax and Benefits Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and participated in the development of portions of the new health care law, including the health insurance exchanges, the insurance market reforms, and all of the new taxes enacted under the law.

Register for this webinar now at the United Fresh website. The webinar is free for United members and $50 for non-members. For full more information, contact United Education Manager Shannon Young at syoung@unitedfresh.org or 202-303-3405.

Enjoy the Taste of Chicago – Register for United Fresh 2014 Today

Register today for United Fresh 2014 and you'll be automatically entered for United's Taste of Chicago giveaway. You could win a gift certificate to one of the best restaurants in Chicago! 

This week's drawing features these great Chicago restaurants: RPM Italian, Trattoria No. 10 and Seasons 52.

Last week's winners were Chris Ford, Darden Restaurants; Caitlin Antle Wilson, Tanimura & Antle; and Dan Floyd, Castellini Company.

Every Friday, through June 6, 2014, United Fresh will draw three lucky winners from the United Fresh 2014 registered attendee list. Each winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to one of Chicago's finest restaurants, courtesy of our promotional sponsor Testa Produce, Inc. 

Watch for the weekly announcement from United Fresh to see if you're a winner and Register Now for United Fresh 2014 for the best chance to win!

University of Georgia and United Offer Hands-On HACCP Course for the Fresh-Cut Industry

The University of Georgia Food Science Extension Outreach Program and United Fresh are sponsoring a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification program on safe fresh-cut produce handling practices. The course is offered May 6-8, 2014 at the University of Georgia in Athens.

This program has been specifically designed for the fresh-cut industry and is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance. The goal of this program will be to provide you with the skills and knowledge to design, implement, document and maintain HACCP in your fresh-cut business. Our short course provides a unique program of lectures and work group discussions from a broad-based faculty of food microbiologists, HACCP experts, and authorities from academia, industry and government. The work group sessions provide interaction with HACCP authorities who have developed and implemented successful HACCP programs in fresh-cut processing plants.

This program has been designed to meet the FDA's training requirements and is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, whose goal is to provide standardized training for the food industry in HACCP principles. The course curriculum was developed to help processors understand, develop and apply HACCP principles in their produce operations. 

Owners, plant managers, quality assurance personnel, production supervisors, field inspectors, marketing directors, and anyone responsible for designing and implementing field and fresh-cut food safety programs are encouraged to attend. 

Visit the course website for more information and to register. Prepaid registration is required by April 18, 2014. Register by April 18, 2014 - fee $550; United Fresh member registered by April 18 - fee $500 (save $50). Register three or more from the same company at the same time before April 18, 2014, and receive a $50 per person discount on the regular registration fee. Limited to 40 participants, so register early!


New Member Welcome

Each week, United Fresh welcomes its newest partners in building a stronger produce industry.

  • Degesch America, Inc., Weyers Cave, VA

United Fresh thanks all current members for their dedication to the association and the produce industry. Please let us know whenever we can be of service to you.  For more details about the benefits of membership, please contact Miriam Wolk at 202-303-3410.


Upcoming United Fresh Events

Join us for events designed to grow your business:

Visalia Produce Industry Town Hall Luncheon
April 16, The Vintage Press, Visalia, CA

Managing Your Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act Webinar
Apr 30, 2014

Produce Inspection Training Program
Jun 2-6, USDA SCI Training & Development Center, Fredericksburg, VA

United Fresh 2014
Jun 10-13, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

2014 Washington Public Policy Conference
Sep 8-10, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Produce Inspection Training Program
Sep 22-26, USDA SCI Training & Development Center, Fredericksburg, VA