Industry Leaders and Changemakers to Headline Interactive Panels at The Packer’s Sustainable Produce Summit
Lenexa, Kan., (Sep. 16, 2020) – Notable fresh produce leaders will share their unique perspectives and actionable advice at the inaugural Sustainable Produce Summit, set for Sept. 22-24, 2020. Presented by The Packer and Trust In Food, in partnership with Apeel Sciences, the free virtual event will empower and equip the fresh produce industry to feed the world in ways that promote environmental stewardship and enhance the quality of life in communities across the globe.
The virtual event will focus on three key themes: environmental practices, social sustainability and consumer insights. Each day will feature panel sessions that delve into details surrounding the most important topics facing the fresh produce industry.
The event kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 22, with a look at the future of sustainable business, led by Shyam Kamath, dean of the College of Business at California State University, Monterey Bay. Adding expertise will be Bruce Taylor of Taylor Farms, David Rosenberg of AeroFarms and Kevin Murphy, formerly of Driscoll’s.
Sustainable packaging and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be discussed on Wednesday, Sept. 23, with Scott Caine from Aimpoint leading the panel. Panelists will include Jay Singh of California Polytechnic State University, Kevin Kelly of Emerald Packaging and David Bell of Houweling’s.
Rounding out the panels on Thursday, Sept. 24, will be a deep dive into four social responsibility certifications, featuring Hugo Hays of Fyffes, Ricardo Crisantes of Wholesum Harvest, Barry Rogers of RogersAgro and Matt Rogers of AgSocio.
To learn more about the Sustainable Produce Summit program or register for the event, go to www.sustainableproducesummit.com.
About Farm Journal
Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 144 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business; and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.
About Trust In Food
Trust In Food is a purpose-driven division of Farm Journal, dedicated to rebuilding consumer confidence in the U.S. agricultural value chain by partnering with farmers and ranchers to accelerate conservation agriculture-practice adoption and maintenance benefiting land, water, air and farm businesses. It advances this mission through data science, research, strategic communications and Farm Journal platform in collaboration with conservation organizations, government agencies, agribusinesses, food companies and retailers and other food system stakeholders.
Apeel is a company that is fighting the global food waste crisis by utilizing nature’s tools to prevent waste in the first place — a sustainable approach to the world’s growing food demands. The company’s plant-derived technology helps fresh food growers, suppliers and retailers maintain produce quality and extend shelf life, which minimizes food waste from the farm to the retail shelf to the kitchen table.