Yesterday, the Regional Career Pathway program was held in conjunction with the Fresh Produce and Floral Council Expo in Anaheim, California. The goal of the Career Pathway program is to attract talent for the produce and floral sectors by providing information and networking opportunities to top agriculture, agribusiness, food marketing, food science and horticulture students as well as faculty from different universities.
Sonia Salas, WG’s director of science and technology, participated in a career panel session and spoke about the different career opportunities available in the industry while also addressing the challenges and rewards of working in the produce sector.
Salas had a positive take on the current challenges faced by the industry, saying the challenges create tremendous opportunities for new skills and ideas. The overall message of the panel was that this is an exciting time to join the produce industry.
This event, hosted by the Fresh Produce & Floral Council, Taylor Farms, and the PMA Foundation, continues through tomorrow.
For more information, contact Sonia Salas at (949) 885-2251.
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