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Grower-Shipper Board

The Grower-Shipper Board is focused on the needs and issues of greatest concern to growers, packers and shippers of fresh produce. Its goal is to assure a sustainable business climate for the grower-packer-shipper community that provides sufficient profitability to support reinvestment in a thriving produce industry.

Current members of Grower-Shipper Board:

Position

Name

Organization

City

State

Chairman

Eric Halverson

Black Gold Farms

Grand Forks

ND

Vice-Chairman

Paul Lightfoot

BrightFarms

Irvington

NY

Member

Ed Beckman

Live Oak Farms

Le Grand

CA

Member

James Benson

Hronis Inc.

Delano

CA

Member

Jamie Brannen

Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.

Lake Park

GA

Member

Brian Coates

Applewood Fresh Growers llc

Sparta

MI

Member

Larry Cox

Coastline Family Farms

Salinas

CA

Member

Matt DeBlouw

Mike Pirrone Produce

Capac

MI

Member

Jeff Dolan

DiMare Newman

Newman

CA

Member

Chris Drew

Ocean Mist Farms

Castroville

CA

Member

Jacquie Ediger

Pro Citrus Network, Inc.

Visalia

CA

Member

Jason Fuller

Golden Sun Insights

Minnetrista

MN

Member

Josh Hall

Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.

Pelion

SC

Member

Todd Linsky

Superior Fresh

Blair

WI

Member

Adam Lytch

L & M Companies

Raleigh

NC

Member

Paul Newstead

Domex Superfresh Growers

Yakima

WA

Member

Atanasio Panousopoulos

Delta Fresh Sales

Nogales

AZ

Member

Stephanie Pharris

Duncan Family Farms, LLC

Buckeye

AZ

Member

Noah Robbins

Ark Foods

Brooklyn

NY

Member

Oliver Sill

Illume Agriculture

Bakersfield

CA

Member

Kevin Stanger

Wada Farms Marketing Group

Idaho Falls

ID

Member

Leonardo Tarriba

Farmer's Best International, LLC

Nogales

AZ

Member

Mike Tucker

Apeel Sciences

Eden Prairie

MN

Member

Mike Zelkind

80 Acres Farms

Cincinnati

OH

Staff Coordinator

Mary Alameda

United Fresh Produce Association

Washington

DC