acknowledging our volunteers and leaders

Jay Pack Cultivating Our Future Award

The Jay Pack Cultivating Our Future Award honors a volunteer who supports attracting talent by sharing their passion and insights for careers in the produce and floral industry. Jay Pack has been an integral part of growing our Career Pathways programs to what they are today. The attract programs are successful because of volunteers, like Jay, who continue to spread awareness about careers in produce and floral. Nominations are being accepted for a volunteer who conducts themselves with integrity, dedication and distinction while advocating for our mission to attract top talent to our industry.

Nominations for 2020 will be accepted shortly.

Women's Catalyst Award

As part of our mission we are celebrating and acknowledging outstanding leaders who take an active role in developing industry talent. Our new Women's Catalyst Award recognizes individuals in the produce and floral industry who cultivate women's potential by mentoring and fostering a path for leadership, development and participation. Nominations are being accepted for a man or woman who has demonstrated — through effective mentoring, coaching and influence — the ability to engage and inspire talented women who make a positive impact in the industry.

Nominations for 2020 will be accepted shortly.

scholarship Opportunities to advance careers 

Recognizing that strong leaders drive the future

If you are a young professional you have an opportunity to attend a leadership development program to grow your skills and business acumen.

Internship Toolkit

How to create internships that attract talent

Our new toolkit makes it easier to create and implement high-performance internship programs that address your unique business needs, while providing real-world work experience for industry-aligned university students.  Using an expert set of ready-to-use templates, you can easily define goals and measure outcomes – while gaining added value from interns’ cutting-edge approaches.  Plus, your new interns form a great, “win-win” queue for experienced, prospective employees.  

Download internship tools that win-win.  

Career Bank

Connecting individuals and companies for job or internship opportunities

We have joined together with to offer access to a comprehensive online career bank that offers internships, entry, intermediate-level and senior-level job openings. This career portal also offers employers access to a diverse group of job seekers

Check out our opportunities.

Mentoring Initiative

Learn more and join the movement

Help deepen and broaden your network, shape your competencies, build confidence, and gain leadership skills through our new mentoring initiative.

Learn more and join the movement.
Jill Overdorf

M. Jill Overdorf

Coosemans LA Shipping

"By participating in the new Mentoring Initiative, people in the produce industry have a shining opportunity to get involved with their extended community by both teaching and learning… This is an incredible opportunity to build meaningful and enriching relationships across industry sectors."

making your human resources more strategic

How can companies use human resources to drive their growth

We have created a series of tools to help build the people side of your business.  If you are interested in better understanding and developing your employee value proposition then read more about the three focus areas that we offer to help you and your business achieve success.

Build your company's most valuable resource - people.


Talent Management Articles

Tap into a handful of strategies to develop and retain your workforce

We have done the work for you. View our list of current articles and research that will keep you up to date on emerging trends and developments on a range of human resource management practices.

Find helpful resources on talent management.