Home Issue 2019-05-17 SEPC Seeks Nominations For Next Generation Award

SEPC Seeks Nominations For Next Generation Award


The Southeast Produce Council is now accepting nominations for its third annual Next Generation Award.

This award will honor a young person who is the “Next Generation” of produce leaders for the industry. Those nominated for this award must meet the following criteria:

  • 39 years or younger (on the date of application)
  • employed in the produce industry for at least four years
  • an SEPC member in “good standing” (to be in good standing a member must actively participate in the SEPC by their attendance, contributions or both, and must be included in the membership roll)
  • have made a significant contribution to the industry.

Once all nominations for the award (which is co-sponsored by The Produce News) have been received, a committee will review all submissions and select the most qualified recipient, who will then be notified and honored during the General Session & Keynote Luncheon at Southern Innovations 2019.

David Sherrod

“The only way for our industry to flourish in the future is to identify who the highly motivated and engaged individuals are today,” said SEPC President and CEO David Sherrod. “The Southeast Produce Council has committed to recognize the efforts of these young minds and highlight their achievements to preserve, protect and advance our industry for years to come.”

Nominations must be submitted by July 19 to https://seproducecouncil.com/next-generation-award/.

Employees of the Southeast Produce Council, any contract employees of the SEPC and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to be nominated or win the award. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws” or by current or past marriage, adoption, cohabitation or other family extension, and other persons residing at the same household, whether or not related.

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