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September 20-22, 2021 | Washington, D.C.

Get ready to unite with the entire fresh fruit and vegetable industry at the United Fresh Washington Conference – where hundreds of industry leaders converge to address the industry’s most pressing public policy matters.

United Fresh will get you prepared for these critical meetings with you U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senators. Use the following resources to inform your message, shape your awareness and prepare you and your company to share the importance of the full fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain’s impact on jobs, growth and consumers.

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Onsite During the Conference

  1. Produce Advocacy Bootcamp
    Monday, September 20, 2021

    Whether you’re a first-time attendee or just looking to brush up on your congressional meeting skills, our Produce Advocacy Bootcamp during the Washington Conference will prepare you for success in Congressional meetings.

  2. Policy Engagement Education Sessions 
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    Join one of four concurrent education sessions for a deep dive into key fresh produce policy topics that will be front and center in our Congressional meetings. Hear from policy experts, industry colleagues and legislative staff on the most critical message to take to Capitol Hill and the most effective strategies to engage with our elected leaders on policy issues impacting the fresh produce industry. Each session includes 30 minutes of interactive peer discussion.


What to Know Before You Go

Fresh Produce Industry Priorities Issue Brief and Talking Points 

  1. Labor
  2. Nutrition Policy
  3. Food Safety
  4. Transportation & Infrastructure

Washington Conference Playbook Series | View On Demand

  1. Final Chance Review  | View On Demand
    Get one last overview of the industry’s most crucial grassroots event of the year before you head to the Nation’s Capital, September 20-22.

  2. What You Need to Know! | View On Demand
    Get updates and insights on the most critical issues impacting the fresh produce supply chain, including workforce, food safety, nutrition policy, transportation, infrastructure and more. Plus, get a sneak peek at the exciting in-person education, networking and advocacy events of the 2021 Washington Conference. 

  3. Critical Messaging – How to Sell Fresh to Congress!  | View On Demand
    Gear up for your House and Senate Congressional meetings as policy experts, industry colleagues and legislative staff share tips and techniques on how to develop the most critical UNITED message to sell to Capitol Hill and the most effective strategies to engage with our elected leaders.

Congressional Meetings Background to Know

  1. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable State Profiles
  2. What Does a Member of Congress Want to Know About You?
  3. Look Up Your U.S. House of Representative and U.S. Senators – Read Their Biographies and Issues on their websites
  4. What are Your Peers Saying?

For more information or questions, contact Angela Tiwari, Director of Grassroots & Political Action, at 202.303.3416.