Podcast #47 Jeremy Taylor, of DNO Produce

DNO Produce began in 1989 as a small co-op based in Columbus, Ohio. Since then, they have grown to become a leading produce distributor and processor for the Midwest.

Podcast #46 Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey’s

You might remember as a kid, that familiar Stuckey’s billboard on the highway and stopping at the one of their roadside stores just grab some pecan rolls and souvenirs during your family road trip.

Podcast #45 The Force behind QIMA/WQS

QIMA/WQS (formerly known as WQS) was founded in 1993, offering solutions to the food industry from farm to fork through GFSI recognized certifications (BRCGS, GLOBALG.A.P., SQF, IFS), food safety and ethical audits, quality seals, inspections, training, and supply chain management.

Podcast #44 Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is a non-profit certification and skill-building organization that seeks to increase transparency in the food supply chain and improve the lives of farmworkers through a team-based approach to training and continuous improvement practices.

Podcast #41 Roberta Anderson of GLOBALG.A.P.

GLOBALG.A.P. works with more than 2,000 trained inspectors and auditors working for around 159 accredited certification bodies to perform independent third-party producer audits and issue our certificates. They are the most widely accepted private sector food safety certification in the world.

Podcast #40 The Packer with Ashley Nickle

The Packer is the most trusted news in produce and an industry staple since 1893. Articles range from crop updates to retail news, to new product features to recognition of industry leaders. In this episode, we chat with editor Ashley Nickle, a brand leader responsible for content strategy, creation and marketing across print, digital and social media.

Podcast #39 Kyro Morales, Highland Fresh Technologies

Highland Fresh Technologies has been a leader in food safety and sanitation for the produce industry for more than 15 years. With a mission to improve arrivals and strengthen food safety sanitation programs, HFT has changed the way farms, packinghouses and coolers maintain their equipment.

Podcast #38 Sid Miller, Agriculture Commissioner of Texas

“The ag department is not just about cows, plows and sows,” says Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller. We caught up with Commissioner Miller from his front seat GMC studio and talked about handling a 6-billion-dollar budget, providing 5 million public school lunch meals, supporting young farmers and yes, inspecting ping pong balls.