Krysta Harden, executive vice president for Global Environmental Strategy for Dairy Management Inc. and former U.S. deputy secretary of agriculture, will kick off United Fresh’s Venture Beyond the Produce Aisle session during this year’s annual United Fresh Washington Conference.
Venture Beyond the Produce Aisle is designed to bring food industry leaders from allied industries to share their experiences in dealing with challenging legislative and regulatory issues. Harden also brings a unique perspective having transitioned from the “inside” at USDA to the private sector.
After Harden’s luncheon presentation, attendees will hear from food association CEOs, government affairs specialists, and leaders of the recent food and agricultural lobbying coalition that successfully passed GMO labeling legislation in 2017. A panel of produce industry leaders will then share their perspectives on lessons learned from “beyond the produce aisle.”
“We’re honored to have Krysta join us as she sets the stage for this innovative afternoon,” said United Fresh’s President and CEO Tom Stenzel. “I’m really looking forward to talking with all of these allied food industry leaders, and I’m confident our members will gain new insights from exploring how other foods sectors are tackling challenges in their business.”
Hundreds of fresh produce industry leaders will converge Sept. 16-18 for the United Fresh Washington Conference to engage in strategic, face-to-face dialogue with key members of Congress, their staff and top regulatory officials. For more information and to register, visit www.unitedfresh.org. For questions, contact Angela Tiwari, United Fresh’s director of grassroots and political action, at 202-303-3416.