The National Association of Produce Market Managers and the United Fresh Produce Association will host a Jan. 25 meeting of wholesale market managers and related officials.

Registration for the event, set for the Jefferson Auditorium at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s South Building, is available online, according to a news release.

Discussion topics at the event include looking at the role wholesale markets play in cities and regions throughout the U.S. and generating ideas for the continued success of wholesale markets, according to the release.

“National Association of Produce Market Managers members have a long history of operating the nation’s leading markets and providing crucial food infrastructure to their cities, regions and food economies,” Rose Harrell, deputy director of the Maryland Food Center Authority and president of the association, said in the release. 

“By bringing wholesale market leaders together with associations and public partners like United Fresh and the USDA, this meeting presents an opportunity for strategic planning and evaluation to guide the future of market development in a changing market landscape.”

Miriam Wolk, vice president of member services for United Fresh, said in the release that the association looks forward to discussions with wholesale market leaders, the USDA and others to support the role of wholesale markets in the supply chain.