Women in Produce


New this year, United Fresh’s Women In Produce celebration will be taking center stage at the United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo, elevating the popular education component coupled with celebrating this year’s Women in Produce honoree. Nominate a woman in produce who inspires you! 

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The honoree will be selected from nominations submitted across the industry. Nominations are evaluated based on the candidate’s industry involvement and contributions, as well as their inspiration to the industry.

Nominations will be accepted through midnight on March 27, 2019.

The Women in Produce Breakfast General Session will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 8:30 am during the United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo in Chicago.

Past Women in Produce Honorees

Dan’l Mackey Almy, DMA Solutions, Inc.
Tonya Antle, Organic Produce Network
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
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, contact Amanda Griffin, Sr. Director of Education & Member Programs, at 202.303.3412.