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Wanted: SYPPs (savvy young produce professionals) under 35 seeking to make industry connections with other young professionals.

Have a drink on the Produce Marketing Association's Foundation for Industry Talent at the Young Professionals Reception on Friday Oct. 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the association's Fresh Summit convention in Anaheim, CA, and build a network of peers with a short, fun speed-networking activity and lots of time to socialize.

Once participants have connected with other SYPPs, they can spend the next few days at Fresh Summit taking long walks with them on the expo floor and having meaningful talks over expensive dinners (as long as the boss is paying).

Interested in attending? Join the Young Professionals in Produce group on Facebook for more information or contact PMA FIT's Program Manager Stephanie White by phone at 302/738-7100, ext. 3037, or by e-mail at swhite@pmafit.com.

The foundation was established in 2006 by the PMA, a leading trade association for the produce industry.

PMA FIT is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation providing produce companies with unique programs to attract, develop and retain one of the produce industry's more valuable resources: talented people.

PMA FIT is dedicated to ensuring a quality workforce for the industry and making a positive difference in the lives of current and future produce professionals by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success. For more information, visit www.pmafit.com.