Southeast Produce Council Announces Nominees for This Year's Next Generation Award; David Sherrod Shares
MILLEN, GA - In this industry, the end product is not simply seen as a cash cow, but as the culmination of years of hard work and innovation. That level of passion, in the eyes of many, is what makes fresh produce folks so special. In recognition of this, the Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) gives out a Next Generation Award annually, and the organization recently announced this year’s nominees.
“It is an honor for the SEPC to be able to recognize the next generation of produce leaders,” said David Sherrod, SEPC President and Chief Executive Officer. “These young individuals have proven to their peers that they are ready to take our industry to greater heights than ever before. We are thankful for all their current contributions and their future endeavors to make our world healthier!”
A press release explained that this award honors an SEPC member 39 years or younger who has been employed in produce for four or more years and has made a significant contribution to the industry. Qualified members must be in good standing with the SEPC through regular attendance and contributions to the council.
To see the list of SEPC members who received a nomination for the 2021 Next Generation Award, please click here. The recipient will be announced at Southern Innovations on Friday, September 10, during the General Session and Keynote Luncheon.
Congratulations to each of the nominees!