After two days of play, the Southeast Produce Council 2015 Southern Exposure trade show and expo got down to business Feb. 28 at the Caribe Resort in Orlando, FL. Our Mary Blackmon hit the expo floor for a whirlwind tour to find out what happens when 2,000 people show the world how to get a lot of business done in half a day.
Car hops and ice cream shops, leather jackets and poodle skirts — was it really the Southeast Produce Council 2015 Southern Exposure fabulous Friday night gala at the Caribe Resort in Orlando, FL? Our Mary Blackmon found out that — despite some eyecatching outfits — these familiar names and faces will prove it was indeed.
The Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Roots program for women in produce kicked off at the organization’s fall meeting in 2014 and continued with a Feb. 26 luncheon at the SEPC Southern Exposure expo in Orlando, FL at the Caribe Resort. Olympic gold medalist skier and Idaho farm girl Picabo Street was the keynote speaker and pumped up the room with her story of overcoming adversity to become a three-time Olympian and gold medal-winner.
Our Mary Blackmon caught up with Picabo and some of the movers and shakers who are changing the game for women in produce.
Archie Manning was a football legend in the Southeastern Conference long before he was the keynote speaker at the Southeast Produce Council Southern Exposure Expo 2015. He had a stellar career as an NFL quarterback, but you may know him best as father to NFL stars Peyton Manning and Eli Manning.
Manning sat down with The Produce News for a one-on-one interview before his Feb. 28 keynote address at the Caribe Resort in Orlando, FL, talking with Chip Carter about football, famous sons and Manning family values.
Close to 300 duffers churned up the Reunion Resort golf courses Feb. 26 for the Southeast Produce Council’s annual Tom Page Golf Classic at the Southern Exposure trades how and expo in Orlando, FL.
What did we learn? There’s a reason most of these folks are in the produce business.