Center For Growing Talent By PMA 2017-18 Board Of Directors Takes Office

NEW ORLEANS – The 2017-2018 Center for Growing Talent by PMA (CGTbyPMA) Board of Directors took office Oct. 18 during Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2017 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo here. Board of Directors Chair Leonard Batti, vice president of Taylor Farms, Salinas, CA, remains at the helm for the second year of his term. He is joined by three other officers and 19 directors.

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Labor Of Love Treats Farm Workers To A Shopping Spree

YUMA ARIZONA - A farm worker crew with JV Smith Companies, based in Yuma, Arizona, was treated to a surprise shopping spree at Fry's grocery store as part of a random act of kindness through the Labor of Love program.

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Leader in agribusiness Vic Smith is Citizen of the Year

"Mr. Smith exemplifies the caring, generous and forward-thinking individual who represents what we would want as our Yuma County Citizen of the Year," wrote Helen Coffeen in her nomination letter. He's not Victor Smith the actor, though Smith's Yuma agricultural company was once the focus of a Larry King documentary on promoting children's nutrition; and in 2006, Smith appeared on NBC's "Dateline" to defend the nation's leafy-green industry after an illness breakout.

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JV Smith Companies Uses Social Media to Share to Detail Operations

YUMA, AZ - JV Smith Companies has taken a different, more personal approach to social media to show people the behind-the-scenes of the industry.

With more consumers wanting to know more about food production, from field to table, the company has asked its planters, tractor drivers, irrigators, harvesters, office staff... the entire team to share their insights through stories, photographs, and videos.

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