Produce Industry Leadership Program
This year’s Produce Industry Leadership Program application process has been postponed. The Class 26 application process will resume later in the 2021 year. At that time all eligible United Fresh members are invited to apply. For more details about this year’s postponed program please download the 2020-2021 Leadership Brochure. Note the program dates no longer apply, new dates will be released as a later date.
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 25, announced at United Fresh 2019! 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, Vice President, Education & Program Management, at 202.303.3412.
Special thanks to our program sponsor: