FOLSOM, Calif. – The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) BB #:162393 currently introduced the first cohort of fellows recognized into its Blueberry Market Management Application.
The system, launched in March, is created to elevate up-and-coming leaders in the blueberry industry by supplying in-depth instruction, field education and relationship to other ag leaders for passionate blueberry professionals across the source chain.
“We’re thrilled to welcome this group of leaders as our inaugural class of fellows,” claimed Amanda Griffin, USHBC’s vice president of engagement and education and learning. “These ag pros will manual the blueberry marketplace into a brilliant foreseeable future, and we just can’t wait around to be a section of their journey by helping to increase to their expertise, expertise and degree of connection.”
Chosen as inaugural fellows in the software are:
• Christina Butler, Director of NW and NJ Organization Units, MBG Advertising and marketing
• Gonzalo de Elizalde, Blueberry Item Leadership Sr. Director, Driscoll’s
• Ernesto Diaz, Director of Functions, Berry Brothers
• Anna Jesse, Vice President, Forest Hills Farms Inc.
• Karan Kohli, Account Manager, Mastronardi Generate
• Scott Mainord, SE Regional Profits Supervisor, WECO
• Luke McCreesh, N.A. Blueberry Functions Manager, California Large Berry Farms
• Jennifer Pulcipher, Director of Food items Safety & Compliance, North Bay Create Inc.
• Darren Sinn, Northwest Business Manager, Berry Fresh LLC
• Micah Weiss, Sales and Grower Support, Tumble Creek Farm & Nursery Inc.
The Blueberry Business Leadership Plan is the first of its form in the blueberry sector and will assistance fellows grow their management ability set, master from a long time-prolonged market leaders and develop their community of connections. Specialist improvement inside of the market is a precedence as associates of the blueberry industry work alongside one another to make blueberries the No. 1 berry in gross sales quantity and quality worth. Fellows in the new method will direct the marketplace into its subsequent time period of expansion.
The fellows will start off their coaching this summer time and continue on via next year, getting an interactive approach to management improvement by way of palms-on education, immersive discovering encounters, engagement with vital field players and exposure to the a lot of elements of the make source chain.
Fellows will participate both of those virtually and in human being, traveling four occasions in excess of the class of the curriculum as a result of August 2023, with a graduation ceremony having area at the 2023 USHBC drop meetings.
The second team of fellows to enter the system will be chosen in the tumble of 2023.
Make contact with:
Vice President of Engagement and Training
About the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Recognized in 2000, The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is a federal agriculture study and marketing method with independent oversight from the United States Division of Agriculture (USDA). USHBC signifies blueberry growers and packers in North and South America who marketplace their blueberries in the United States and abroad, and works to endorse the expansion and well-currently being of the full blueberry field. USHBC was set up by blueberry growers and at the moment has 2,500 growers, packers and importers. USHBC is fully commited to delivering blueberries that are developed, harvested, packed and transported in clean, protected environments. Find out much more at ushbc.org.