Produce Industry Leadership Program

The application period for the 2019-2020 Leadership Class 25 is now closed. The newest members of Class 25 will be announced in Chicago at United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo. If you would like to be notified when the application period is open for 2020-2021 Leadership Class 26, please contact Amanda Griffin, Senior Director of Education & Member Programs, at 202.303.3412.

About the Program

United Fresh is dedicated to providing promising, up-and-coming leaders with the tools they need to achieve success in the produce industry. The Produce Industry Leadership Program is designed for produce industry professionals ready to take the next step in their leadership journey.

Established in 1995, the Produce Industry Leadership Program is made possible through the generous support of program sponsor Corteva Agriscience. With extensive involvement from professional trainers, faculty, leading United Fresh members and Corteva Agriscience executives, the program focuses on four core areas:

  • Leadership Development
  • Business Relationships
  • Government and Public Affairs
  • Media and Public Communications

Whether touring lettuce fields in California or citrus groves in Florida, building a deeper understanding of each other’s businesses while trekking across the country in a bus, participants learn some of the most important industry lessons and skills from each other.

How to Apply

Meet the Current Class

Congratulations to Class 24, announced at United Fresh 2018! Click here to learn more about the produce industry professionals in the newest leadership class.

How the Program Shapes Careers

In 2015, United Fresh and DuPont celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Leadership Program. Hear directly from our program graduates on how this program has shaped their careers.

For questions about the program, contact Amanda Griffin, Senior Director of Education & Member Programs, at 202.303.3412.

Special thanks to our program sponsor: