Tim York, President of Markon Cooperatives, Inc., Joining Alliance for Food and Farming Management Board
WATSONVILLE, CA – Tim York, President of Markon Cooperatives, Inc. will be joining the Alliance for Food and Farming’s Management Board.
“We are really pleased that Tim will be joining our Board,” said Matt McInerney, Executive Vice President of Western Growers and the Alliance for Food and Farming’s current Board Chairman. “Tim is a well-respected leader in the produce industry and is committed to providing safe and healthy fruits and vegetables to his customers. He is a welcome addition to the Alliance Board.”
According to a press release, this is the first time an organization that buys produce from grower-shippers has served as a member of the organization’s Board.
“I respect the Alliance for Food and Farming’s goal to communicate honestly about important issues which can impact consumer confidence in fruits and vegetables,” said Tim. “I also appreciate their desire to promote the safety of both organic and conventional produce.”
Currently, the Alliance for Food and Farming’s membership consists of approximately 50 associations, commodity boards and individual grower-shippers of fruits and vegetables from the U.S.
The goal of the organization is to provide science based, factual information to consumers about produce-related food safety issues, including those concerning pesticide residues and microbial food borne illness.
The Alliance activities are funded by voluntary contributions from its members, and membership is available to farmers or companies who grow, sell, ship or market fruits and vegetables and to associations who represent these businesses.
Congratulations on this new role, Tim!