Georgia Farm to Table Source Show Expected to Set Records

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Before becoming the farm to school coordinator for the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Misty Friedman was a school nutrition director. There, she saw the need to bring school nutrition directors in direct contact with local vendors to supply a reliable Georgia-grown meal to students. Thus, the Farm to Table Source Show was born three years ago. Now, Friedman works closely …

PMA Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

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On October 13, Lauren M. Scott was named the new chief marketing officer for the Produce Marketing Association. Scott has over 20 years of experience working in consumer goods marketing, innovation and brand management. As chief marketing officer, Scott has been tasked with generating creative marketing efforts “for providing members with education and tools among consumption-driving marketing,” said John Oxford, …

Georgia Grown Pleased with Subway Restaurants Partnership

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Consumers have been enjoying fresh, locally grown produce on their sandwiches at many of their local Subway restaurants this year. Subway and Georgia Grown announced early this past summer the partnership to promote Georgia Grown sandwich toppings in some of their restaurants. And Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black has been pleased with this promotion. During last week’s Sunbelt Ag Expo …

Globe Samples The Finest Georgia Grown Produce

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The Georgia Grown pavilion at the 2016 Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit showcased Georgia agricultural businesses with a modern touch. The white space of the exhibit was definitely an eye catcher for those passing by. The booths were set up with plenty of white couches, chairs, walls and tables to allow for networking and promotion of the exhibiting companies. …

Florida Brings Its Finest to the World Stage

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The Fresh From Florida pavilion did an exceptional job representing Florida’s agricultural businesses at the 67th annual Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit this past weekend. With a new change in booth layout, the pavilion allowed for unity of the Florida companies on the expo show floor. It was pretty easy to spot the Florida section amidst the 12,000 exhibiting …

2016 PMA Fresh Summit Wrap-Up

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The 67th annual Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention and Expo was one for the books, literally. The event, held in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, had a record attendance of 20,889 attendees from over 65 countries. More than 12,000 exhibiting companies showcased new products, trends, technologies and innovations at the event. If you follow Southeast …

Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference Coming Soon

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The Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference will take place on October 11 in Marianna, Florida. This is a University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Extension Team event. The conference is for Florida fruit and vegetable producers and stakeholders of Florida’s local food systems. Jose Perez, small farm Extension coordinator for UF/IFAS, encourages …

Fresh Summit Informs, Unifies Global Science and Technology Community

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Recognizing the increasing complexity facing the produce and floral industries today and in the future, science and technology will be a key focus of Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2016 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo when it convenes October 14-16, in Orlando, Florida, USA. And new this year, a pilot program will be held to help attract science and technology talent …