Who gets on the “Mt. Rushmore" of the produce industry?

02/17/2014 04:29:00 PM
Tom Karst

Tom KarstThe other day LeBron James said something to the effect that, before his career is done, he wants to be on the Mt. Rushmore of all-time NBA stars.

Following his comment, plenty of talk radio hosts used that gimmick to start discussions on the “Mt. Rushmore” of the NBA, the NFL, major league baseball, et cetera.

I will stretch the concept, as tired as it quickly becoming, to the produce industry. I’ll ask you directly; who should be on the Mt. Rushmore of the produce industry? I mean, really, who are the other three? By the way, has anyone else noticed that the Perishable Pundit has gone a long time without an update? What’s up with that?

 I’m headed to Washington D.C. later this week for the Agricultural Outlook Conference. Check out the agenda here.

 Cathy Burns of PMA is part of a panel called the “Future of Agriculture” that is worth special notice.

 Right before I head to DC on Jan. 19, we will have a small delegation from PMA visit The Packer offices. Looking forward to it!

 Have you joined The Packer Market yet? The community is growing, slowly but surely, as they say. Join here

 As far the LinkedIn Fresh Produce Industry Group, we added 90 members in the last week. At nearly 9,500 members, the LinkedIn Group also offers five subgroups that are worth exploring. The food safety/traceability subgroup has nearly 1,000 members.

 A nice discussion on the premise that McDonald’s $1 burgers are the best gift to man since white sliced bread is found in the group.

 Checking out the web today, the highest rated fruit and vegetable story was a reader retort to a recent article complaining that fruits and vegetables are too expensive . Find a nice defense of veggies.


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