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United Fresh names four scholarship winners

Sept. 12, 2017
United Fresh Produce Association has announced the four recipients of the 2017 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarships.

United Fresh Produce Association has announced the four recipients of the 2017 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarships:

•Brian Loffredo, operations manager, Loffredo Fresh Produce, Des Moines IA

•Geoff Ratto, sales, Ratto Bros Inc, Modesto CA

•Mikee Suarez, sales, MAS Melons & Grapes LLC, Nogalez AZ

•Nick Wishnatzki, marketing projects manager, Wish Farms, Plant City FL

The Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program was founded in 2001 by sisters Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, in honor of their mother, Frieda Rapoport Caplan. It provides the opportunity for representatives from family-owned businesses to attend the United Fresh Washington Conference. The four scholarship recipients receive complimentary airfare, hotel and registration to participate in the conference, which is set for September 18-20 in Washington DC.

The United Fresh Washington Conference brings together hundreds of produce leaders from all sectors of the industry for education on critical industry issues and meetings with members of Congress, their staffs and top regulatory officials.

Scholarship recipients can network with produce industry leaders from across the nation, as well as gain an understanding of the political process and how to advocate for their priority issues. They also will participate in the Rising Leaders Program, which provides additional education for emerging industry leaders on public policy and advocacy.

Each year, a scholarship committee reviews applicants for the program using several criteria, including each candidate’s interest in advocacy work and commitment to the produce industry.

For more information, visit www.unitedfresh.org/ or contact United Fresh at 202-303-3400.

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