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Women in Produce

The annual Women In Produce celebration recognizes the contributions of all women working in the produce industry, and selects one individual to share her personal experience.

This year’s Women In Produce celebration marks the 24th anniversary of this special event. This year’s honoree will be the featured presenter during a General Session at United Fresh Convention & Expo June 24-26, 2021! 

The nomination process is currently closed. Completed nominations are evaluated based on the candidate’s industry involvement and contributions, as well as their inspiration to the industry. 

Past Women in Produce Honorees

Dan’l Mackey Almy, DMA Solutions, Inc.
Tonya Antle, Organic Produce Network
Jan Berk, San Miguel Produce
Frieda Rapoport Caplan, Frieda’s Inc.
Karen Caplan, Frieda’s, Inc
Margaret D’Arrigo , Taylor Farms, Inc.
Jan DeLyser, California Avocado Commission
Lorelei DiSogra, United Fresh Produce Association
Jan Fleming, Strube Celery & Vegetable Company
Sarah Frey, Frey Farms
Joline Godfrey, An Income of her Own
JoAnn Hines, Women in Packaging
Janice Honigberg, Sun Belle, Inc.
Cindy Jewell, California Giant Berry Farms
Lorri Koster, Koster Communications, Coastal Grower Magazine
Julie Krivanek, Krivanek Consulting
Teri Miller, The Fresh Market
Lisa McNeece, Grimmway Enterprises Inc.
Kathleen Nave, California Table Grape Commission
Dr. Martha Rhodes-Roberts, Roberts Associates
Steffanie Smith, Andrew Smith Company 
Heather Shavey, Costco Wholesale
Mayda Sotomayor-Kirk, Seald Sweet/Greenyard USA
Rosemary Talley, Talley Farms
Jenney Tenney, The Kroger Company
Claire Thornton, The Fresh Approach

For more information about the nomination process or the celebration, contact Amanda Griffin, Vice President, Education and Program Management, at 202.303.3412.