International Fresh Produce Association Program

March 27-April 1, 2022

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) and Cornell University partner to bring the Ivy League to the produce industry through the Produce Executive Development Program. Designed for mid- to senior-level produce industry executives committed to maximizing their strategic planning, business leadership, and executive management skills, the IFPA Produce Executive Development Program at Cornell provides world-class, executive-level education to all industry members.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for mid- to senior-level produce executives. If you are in a leadership position, looking for one, and/or involved in your company’s strategic planning and execution, this program is for you. The maximum class size for the program is 40 participants to ensure a dynamic, yet intimate learning environment for participants.

Curriculum

Sessions and presentations are augmented with guest speakers, case studies, simulation, working groups, and discussion. Key topics covered are: today’s food retailing climate, competitive strategy development, branding strategies for the produce industry, team dynamics, decision making, best-in-class produce strategies, negotiation, conflict resolution, new product development strategies, strategies for growth in today’s food industry, global food industry trends and strategies, survival guide to finance in strategic planning, and supply chain effectiveness.

Tuition (subject to change for 2022)

  • IFPA member, early-bird pricing: $5,495
  • IFPA member, regular pricing: $5,995
  • Non-member,  early-bird pricing: $8,495
  • Non-member, regular pricing: $8,995

Tuition includes:

  • Five nights hotel lodging at the renowned Statler Hotel
  • Breakfasts, lunches, breaks and several group dinners
  • All classroom sessions, materials, and tours
  • Personalized assessment tools and customized reports
  • Completion certificate and group photo

Instructors

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Miguel Gomez

Director, Food Industry Management Program
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Ed McLaughlin

Director Emeritus, Food Industry Management Program
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Michael J. Hostetler

Director, Leadership Studies, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Recent Participating Companies

  • Albert’s Organics
  • Allegiant Systems, Inc.
  • Alpine Fresh
  • Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
  • Andrew Smith Company
  • Anthony Marano Co.
  • Apio, Inc.
  • Argaman
  • ATI
  • Avocados From Mexico
  • Backyard Farms, LLC
  • Baldor Specialty Foods, Inc.
  • Birds Eye Fresh
  • Bix Produce Company
  • Black Gold
  • Bland Farms
  • Blue Book Services
  • Brennan’s Farm Market, Inc.
  • Bristol Farms
  • C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
  • CA Tree Fruit Agreement
  • Cabbage, Inc.
  • Caito Foods Service, Inc.
  • Cajas Agricolas
  • California Avocado Co.
  • California Giant Berry Farms
  • Campos Borquez
  • Canadian Produce Marketing Association
  • Capital City Fruit Co., Inc.
  • Cargoldmex
  • Caribbean Produce Exchange, Inc.
  • Central Food Retail Co., LTD.
  • Central New York Regional Market Authority
  • Charlie’s Produce Company
  • CHEP
  • Chick-fil-A, Inc.
  • Chiquita Brands Int’l, Inc.
  • Ciruli Brothers/Amex Dist.
  • Citrus Australia, LTD.
  • Club Chef
  • Coastal Sunbelt Produce
  • Coastline Produce
  • Condies Foods, Inc.
  • Consumer Fresh Produce
  • Conv. Foods Pty,- Salad
  • Costa Group (Tomato Exc.)
  • Crunch Pak Sliced Apples
  • Customized Fruit Solutions
  • DNO Inc
  • Dawson’s Orchards
  • Deardorff Family Farms
  • Delta Fresh Sales
  • Dimetri Gardikas Produce, Inc.
  • Dole N.A. Tropical Fresh Fruit
  • Domex Superfresh Growers
  • Driscoll’s
  • Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.
  • Earth Source Trading Inc.
  • Eurofresh, Inc.
  • F & S Produce Company
  • Family Tree Farms
  • Famous Software
  • Farm Fresh Direct, LLC
  • Feeding America
  • Field Fresh Foods, Inc.
  • Filice Farms, LP
  • First Fruits Marketing of Washington
  • FMC Technologies
  • Food Lion, LLC
  • FoodSource
  • Four Seasons Family of Companies
  • Four Seasons Produce, Inc.
  • Fowler Bros. Inc.
  • Fox Packaging
  • Fresh Express, Inc.
  • Fresh Innovations, LLC
  • Fresh Quest, Inc
  • Fresh Start Foods Canada, LTD.
  • Fresh Tex Produce, LLC
  • FreshPoint Tomato
  • Freshway Foods
  • FreshXperts, LLC
  • Frey Produce
  • Frieda’s, Inc.
  • Gemcon Food & Agriculture Products
  • Get Fresh Sales
  • Gills Onions, Inc.
  • Giro Pack, Inc.
  • Global Bloom
  • Gold Coast Packing Co., Inc.
  • Golden Sun Marketing
  • Great West Produce, Inc.
  • Green Giant Fresh
  • Grupo GR
  • Hardie’s Fruit & Vegetable Co.
  • Hass Avocado Board
  • Heartland Produce Company
  • Horton Fruit Company
  • Houweling’s Tomatoes
  • Hussmann Corporation
  • IFCO SYSTEMS, N.A.
  • Index Fresh
  • Indianapolis Fruit Company, Inc.
  • Interrupcion Fair Trade
  • Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd.
  • It’s Fresh!
  • J-C Distributing, Inc.
  • John Deere Agri Services
  • Kingdom Fresh Produce Inc.
  • L & M Companies
  • Lakeside Produce
  • Leonali S. de R.L. de C.V.
  • Locus Traxx
  • Loffredo Fresh Produce Co.,
  • Lucky’s Real Tomatoes
  • Malena Produce, Inc.
  • Mann Packing Company
  • Market Fresh Produce, LLC
  • Markon, Inc.
  • Maryland Food Center Authority
  • MAS Melons & Grapes, LLC
  • Mastronardi Produce, LTD.
  • McEntire Produce
  • Meijer
  • Melissa’s/World Variety Produce, Inc.
  • Meridian Fruits SPR de RL
  • Mike Pirrone Produce
  • Misionero Vegetables
  • MIXTEC
  • Muir Copper Canyon Farms
  • Muranaka Farm
  • N2N Global
  • Nature Fresh Farms, LLC
  • Naturipe Farms, LLC
  • North Bay Produce, Inc.
  • Northeast Packaging Company
  • Northwest Horticultural Council
  • Nunhems USA
  • Nunhems, France
  • Ocean Mist Farms
  • Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
  • Orangeline Farms
  • Organically Grown Co.
  • Pandol Brothers, Inc.
  • Paragon Foodservice
  • Paramount Citrus
  • Patterson Companies
  • Pear Bureau Northwest
  • Perishable Products Export Control Board
  • Perishables Group
  • Piazza Produce, Inc.
  • Potandon Produce LLC
  • Price Chopper
  • Price Cold Storage & Packing Co.
  • Prime Produce International
  • Pro Act Specialties
  • Pro*Act, LLC
  • Prodague SA
  • Produce Source Partners
  • Progressive Produce Corporation
  • Pure Hot House Foods, Inc.
  • Quebec Distributing
  • Red Jacket Orchards
  • Red Starr
  • RedLine Solutions
  • Rene Produce, L.L.C.
  • Rich Products
  • River Point Farms, LLC
  • River Ranch Fresh Food, LLC
  • Robinson Fresh
  • Rocky Produce, Inc.
  • Rosemont Farms Corp.
  • Rouses Markets
  • Sage Fruit
  • Sage Marketing
  • Salad Fresh
  • Sandstone Marketing, Inc.
  • SanLucar Fruit S.L.
  • Save-A-Lot
  • School Nutrition Association
  • Sid Wainer and Son
  • Silver Creek Software
  • Simplot Plant Sciences
  • Sinclair Systems International
  • Six L’s Packing Inc.
  • Southeast Asia Market LLC
  • Southern Specialties, Inc.
  • StePac USA
  • Steveco, Inc.
  • Strube Celery & Vegetable Co.
  • Sun Rich Fresh Foods, Inc.
  • Sun World International, LLC
  • Sundance Berry Farms, LLC
  • Sundia Fruit
  • Sunkist Growers, Inc.
  • Sunrise Logistics, Inc.
  • Sunshine Bouquet Company
  • Syngenta Seeds, Inc.
  • Tanimura & Antle
  • Taylor Farms, Inc.
  • The Giumarra Companies
  • The Kroger Company
  • The Tom Lange Co., Inc.
  • Torrey Farms, Inc.
  • Topco Associates, Inc.
  • Tops Markets, Inc.
  • Torrey Farms, Inc.
  • Triple H
  • Turbana Corporation
  • US Foods
  • United Fresh
  • United Salad Co.
  • Valley Harvesting & Packing, Inc.
  • Vision Produce Company
  • Volm Companies, Inc.
  • Wada Farm Marketing Group
  • Walsma and Lyons, Inc.
  • Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.
  • Washington Apple Commission
  • West Park Avocado
  • Westlake Produce Company
  • Westmoreland Sales
  • Wholesum Family Farms
  • WinCo Foods

International Fresh Produce Association Contact Information

International Fresh Produce Association
1901 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006

Megan Nash
Director, Education and Talent
Office: 302-607-2160 Cell: 610-283-7083

Email: MNashl@freshproduce.com

Contact Us

Cornell University Food Industry Management Program
475 Warren Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7801
FIMP@cornell.edu