Impact in Action

Attracting, developing and retaining the talent that feeds our industry’s growth

We connect people. We encourage idea sharing. We advocate and reinforce.

We provide a continuum of support for talent across the entire supply chain for companies of all sizes. We can do this because we are a charitable organization created specifically by our industry to grow the people across our industry.


We are attracting new talent to enter the industry by sharing the vast career options available.
  • 994 Career Pathways students have been introduced to careers in our industry
  • 67% began careers in our industry
  • 78% remain in the industry today

Watch how we are attracting bright new talent.


We are developing leadership skills in our professionals that they need to succeed in their careers and for our industry to sustain a competitive workforce.
  • 582 companies have taken advantage of leadership development opportunities
  • 5,430 industry members participated in our leadership development offerings
  • 4,244 attendees across the world benefit from networking, motivation and education at our Women’s Fresh Perspectives Leadership Breakfasts


In the future, our goal is to establish Center for Growing Talent as a single-source authority on the employee value proposition.

Find helpful resources on talent management.


We take our responsibility to our contributors and volunteers seriously. With our individual and corporate partners support, especially Produce Marketing Association, we have successfully built a full portfolio of industry-specific solutions the last 11 years.

  • $3,239,104 has been raised in annual giving dollars from over 1,570 contributors
  • 10,116 participants have taken part in the Joe Nucci Memorial Golf Tournament, Bocce for Talent or 5K Race for Talent which has raised over $1,277,000
  • 2,002 volunteers have engaged in meaningful work and had fun doing it