“I see young people in the 25-30 age group coming out of college with degrees but lacking the experience and the opportunity to see things like production in the field, ports, trade in process and things like water regulatory issues,” Orsenigo said.
Tighe said FFVA is working with Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing Association’s Foundation for Industry Talent Career Pathways program.
The two organizations plan to bring eight University of Florida students to the FFVA convention to interact with growers and participate in a convention session.
A dozen students are scheduled to enter the program’s second class at the Sept. 19-21 convention in Naples, Fla.
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