Cornell University Future Leaders in Produce Agenda and Speakers 

December 10th, 2019

8:00-8:45 am  Welcome and Introductory Comments

James Prevor, Founder Produce Business,, New York Produce Show and Conference

8:45-9:45 am The U.S. Food System and The Role of Fresh Produce

Kristen Park, Extension Associate, Cornell University

9:45-10:00 am Break

10:00-10:45 am The Global Reach of the U.S. Food Industry

Miguel Gómez, Robert G. Tobin Professor of Food Marketing, Cornell University

11:00-12:00 am Recent Cornell Research on Consumer Trends and Issues in the Produce Industry

Brad Rickard, Ruth and William Morgan Associate Professor in Applied Economics and Management

12:00-1:15 pm Lunch, Panel Discussion

1:15 – 2:30 pm eCommerce and Produce 

Ed McLaughlin, Robert G. Tobin Professor of Marketing Emeritus at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University and the Director of the Food Executive Program

2:30 – 2:45 pm Break

2:45 – 4:00 pm Career Development: Key Success Factors

William Drake, Senior Extension Associate, faculty member, and Director of Executive Education of the Food Industry Management Program (retired), Cornell University

4:00 – 4:30 pm Q&A and Suggestions for Further Professional Development

Cornell Professors and James Prevor

4:30-4:45 pm Closing Comments and Observations

James Prevor