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PMA Foundation Offers New Resources for Advancing Produce Careers
August 01, 2013

Members of the produce and floral supply chain now have even more assistance with attracting, developing and retaining a strong workforce. Produce Marketing Association Foundation for Industry Talent (PMA Foundation) announces two new offerings for advancing produce careers: the High Performance Management Conferencefor mid-level managers and a robust job bank in partnership with

The High Performance Management Conference is set for Dec. 4-6 in Phoenix, Ariz. This first-ever conference will provide training for those professionals in the middle of an organization, a critical yet often underserved part of a company’s business team. Training will cover areas such as globalization, food safety, technology, and team leadership, and is being designed in partnership with Thunderbird School of Global Management, the same top international business school with which the PMA Foundation affiliated for the Emerging Leaders Program.

Also, a new agreement with now gives PMA member companies looking to post employment opportunities access to a national portal focused exclusively on the agricultural industry. Companies supporting PMA Foundation’s Industry Talent Fund or Capital Campaign with a gift of at least $5,000 receive discounted rates on any of three packages ranging in offerings from basic to unlimited postings with access to extras such as market research, applicant tracking, and a compensation and benefits survey. Other PMA member companies can also participate at regular pricing.

“This new High Performance Management Conference and partnership with directly reflect what industry members tell us they need and also directly reflect industry’s support,” said Margi Prueitt, PMA senior vice president and PMA Foundation executive director. “PMA Foundation routinely invests donor dollars to enhance current initiatives and create new and relevant solutions to address the talent challenges of the global produce and floral industry.”

Since its inception in 2006, PMA Foundation has built a continuum of professional development programs and services that span the life of a person’s produce career.

As a charitable organization, PMA Foundation represents an industry-wide partnership funded in part by charitable donations and volunteer involvement. To make a difference with a gift to PMA Foundation of your time, money or both, visit


About PMA Foundation for Industry Talent (PMA Foundation)

The PMA Foundation for Industry Talent was founded in 2006 by Produce Marketing Association, the leading trade association for the produce industry. The PMA Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation providing produce companies with unique programs to attract, develop and retain the produce industry’s most valuable resource — talented people. The PMA Foundation is dedicated to ensuring a quality workforce for the industry, and making a positive difference in the lives of current and future produce professionals by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success. For more information, visit


About Produce Marketing Association (PMA)

Produce Marketing Association is the leading trade association representing companies from every segment of the global produce and floral supply chain. PMA helps members grow by providing connections that expand business opportunities and increase sales and consumption. For more information, visit

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