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Registration for an Ivy League executive-level development program for fresh produce professionals is almost full.

The United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program is March 24-29 in Ithaca, N.Y., for a week of discussions, hands-on case studies and interactive working groups. It’s at the Cornell University Statler Hotel & Executive Conference Center.

Created in partnership with the Cornell University Food Industry Management Program, this United Fresh development program is designed to help today’s produce industry leaders sharpen their business executive skills, according to a United Fresh Produce Association news release. 

This program is designed for mid- to senior-level produce executives, including presidents, vice presidents, CEOs, CFOs, directors and others with management experience. 

“More important than job title, however, are job responsibilities,” according to the association’s website. “If you are in or under consideration for a leadership position, involved in your company’s strategic planning and execution or have a desire to lead the fresh produce industry, attending this course is one of the best decisions you can make.”

Throughout the week, professors and produce industry leaders will help attendees master several aspects to leading in this business, including: Strategic thinking, understanding of food industry trends, executive leadership skills, competitive strategy and decision making,

For more information, contact Amanda Griffin, United Fresh’s senior director of education and member programs, at 202-303-3412.