FruitGrowerConnect, VegetableGrowerConnect & SoutheastGrowerConnect

Produce growers and their suppliers need to work hand-in-hand to optimize success. A unique meeting format presented by American Fruit Grower® magazine, American Vegetable Grower® magazine, and Florida Grower® magazine gives senior leaders of these organizations to do exactly that via the FruitGrowerConnect™, VegetableGrowerConnect™ and SoutheastGrowerConnectSM events.

Southeast Grower Connect logo
May 10-13, 2016
FruitGrowerConnect logo
Nov. 11-14, 2016
Nov. 11-14, 2016

 

Through 50-minute one-on-one meetings, top-level decision makers of influential fruit and vegetable-growing operations across California, Oregon and Washington will join the leaders of major supply companies at the FruitGrowerConnect and VegetableGrowerConnect to collaborate on solutions and strategies designed to propel growers’ businesses into the future. Growers will share their goals, challenges and expectations while suppliers gain a better understanding of growers’ product and service needs.

At the inaugural SoutheastGrowerConnect, top fruit, vegetable and citrus producers from across the Southeast U.S. will network with industry supply leaders at the Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL.

Jared Brown of Earl Brown and Sons discusses Connect

Growers And Suppliers
Talk About Connect

Both buyers and sellers gain tremendous value from VegetableGrowerConnect and FruitGrowerConnect’s two and a half days of one-on-one discussions and networking opportunities. See what growers and suppliers are saying about the benefits they see and the return they get for their time investment by attending Connect events.

Participants meet at FruitGrowerConnect

Top Growers Talk About FruitGrowerConnect

Some of the nation’s largest fruit and nut producers talk about the benefits of private, one-on-one supplier meetings – tailored specifically to their operations’ needs – at FruitGrowerConnect.

 Greg Lewis of Duda Farm Fresh Foods discusses VegetableGrowerConnect

Top Growers Talk About VegetableGrowerConnect

From one-on-one discussions with key suppliers to networking with their peers, the nation’s leading vegetable growers talk about the value they get for their business at VegetableGrowerConnect.

Chandra Roberts of BRANDT talks Connect

Suppliers Talk About Connect

Top produce industry vendors talk about the benefits of private, prequalified meetings and networking opportunities with decision makers from some of the nation’s largest and most progressive vegetable, fruit, and nut growers at VegetableGrowerConnect and FruitGrowerConnect.

To learn more about SoutheastGrowerConnect, click here.

To learn more about FruitGrowerConnect, click here.

To learn more about VegetableGrowerConnect, click here.

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