Produce Industry Races to Sustain Talent at PMA Foodservice Conference

More than 300 produce and floral industry professionals will lace up for the annual PMA Foundation 5K Race for Talent in Monterey this July. The race benefits PMA Foundation efforts to attract talent into the industry and provide development opportunities for young professionals. The race is made possible by a series of sponsors including Champion Sponsors: Castellini Group of Companies, Grimmway Farms, Sunkist Growers and Taylor Farms.

In addition to supporting our industry’s talent development challenges, runners will compete for a series of highly-coveted accolades including Top 3 Overall Male and Females, Best Team Attire, Best Team Spirit and Largest Team to Register.

“This is such a fun event and a great way to kick off the weekend for PMA. Each year we have great team participation and already have 20 people signed up!” says Lauren Hattersley from Taylor Farms, which will participate as a team this year. “What I love about the 5K is the fact that it doesn’t matter if you are running or walking, it’s about getting out and setting a personal goal for yourself and finishing the race with the support of your team behind you. Watch out for Team Taylor!”

Registration for the race and PMA Foodservice Conference is still open; see the full schedule of the conference’s activities here.

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