Programs
Creating a path for the next generation and developing leaders to build careers in produce and floral
Programs
Creating a path for the next generation and developing leaders to build careers in produce and floral
Career Pathways Program
Firsthand produce and floral industry experience for college students
  • Get inspired to join a dynamic global industry in need of creative minds
  • Learn directly from industry professionals
  • See behind-the-scenes tours of produce and floral companies
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Firsthand produce and floral industry experience for college students
  • Get inspired to join a dynamic global industry in need of creative minds
  • Learn directly from industry professionals
  • See behind-the-scenes tours of produce and floral companies
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Firsthand produce and floral industry experience for college students
  • Get inspired to join a dynamic global industry in need of creative minds
  • Learn directly from industry professionals
  • See behind-the-scenes tours of produce and floral companies
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Emerging Leaders Program
Immersive leadership training for high-potential young professionals
  • Learn directly from industry professionals
  • Build skills through real-world simulations, case studies and team exercises
  • Network with your peers from across the industry
  • Partner with industry leaders for continued mentoring
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Immersive leadership training for high-potential young professionals
  • Learn directly from industry professionals
  • Build skills through real-world simulations, case studies and team exercises
  • Network with your peers from across the industry
  • Partner with industry leaders for continued mentoring
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Immersive leadership training for high-potential young professionals
  • Learn directly from industry professionals
  • Build skills through real-world simulations, case studies and team exercises
  • Network with your peers from across the industry
  • Partner with industry leaders for continued mentoring
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Women's Fresh Perspectives Portfolio
  • Designed by women for women in the fresh produce and floral industry.
  • Virtual programs to listen, learn and connect with cross-industry peers.
  • Mentoring with industry leaders. 
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  • Designed by women for women in the fresh produce and floral industry.
  • Virtual programs to listen, learn and connect with cross-industry peers.
  • Mentoring with industry leaders. 
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  • Designed by women for women in the fresh produce and floral industry.
  • Virtual programs to listen, learn and connect with cross-industry peers.
  • Mentoring with industry leaders. 
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Ways to Contribute
Creating a path for the next generation and developing leaders to build careers in produce and floral
Ways to Contribute
Creating a path for the next generation and developing leaders to build careers in produce and floral

Competition for talent is increasing. Our industry relies on dedicated people and powerful leaders. As the world around us changes, we know our industry needs the right people and the right skills required to sustain and grow our businesses – now and into the future.

By getting involved you will directly impact the development of innovative and exciting talent solutions for our industry that ensures we have a path for the next generation of leaders.

Ways to give back and invest in the future of our industry: 

For more details about programs and volunteering, contact Jamie Kitz or Kelsey Palandrani.

Scholarships & Awards
Recognizing the strong leaders who drive our future
Scholarships & Awards
Recognizing the strong leaders who drive our future

Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence

Supporting Young Professionals in our Industry

Recognizing that strong leaders drive the future of the produce and floral industry, the Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence supports young professionals in our industry by advancing their careers through the development of leadership skills.

The Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence was created in 2008 to honor the life and career of Tip Murphy, a beloved 15-year veteran of the produce industry. The scholarship covers the cost of airfare up to $700 and registration for one of Center for Growing Talent programs, including:

  • Emerging Leaders Program
  • Women’s Fresh Perspectives Conference

Who Should Apply?
Applicant must meet requirements:

  • Meet any criteria established for the program or event selected
  • Be willing to recruit future applicants for this scholarship opportunity

To be eligible, candidate must:

  • Be employed in any segment of the produce and floral supply chain both at the time of the application and at the time of the chosen event
  • Have been employed in the produce industry for a minimum of three (3) years
  • Demonstrate character, leadership and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the industry
  • Agree to speak at CGT activities about the scholarship and development opportunity

 

Apply now

Applications due March 31, 2021
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AWARDS

Excellence in Growing Talent
CGT Jay Pack Cultivating Our Future Award

This award honors a volunteer who, through sharing of his or her passion and insights for careers in the produce or floral industry, has had tremendous impact on attracting talent to the industry. See 2020 winner, awarded at Fresh Summit

Nominate Someone for Excellence in Growing Talent


Excellence in Women's Leadership
Freida Rapoport Caplan Women's Catalyst Award

This award honors a leader in the produce or floral industry who cultivates women’s potential by mentoring and providing a path for the leadership, development, and participation of women in the industry. See 2020 winner, awarded at Fresh Summit

Nominate Someone for Excellence in Women's Leadership