Educational Sessions, Nerworking Fiesta,Golf, and Helicopter Rides 48th Nogales Produce Convention - Nov. 3-5, 2016

We experienced outstanding participation during this year's convention, over 1,000 people registered for all the events combined. We have already received wonderful feedback. Please enjoyed the pictures that follow!!

Thursday, Nov. 3- Educational and Motivational Sessions
Photography by Paula Beemer for the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas
Networking Fiesta.. what fun!!
Photography by Paula Beemer for the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas
Golf Tournament Friday, Nov. 4 - Saturday Nov. 5

Friday’s Golf Winners: 1st place: Harold Myers & Eduardo Herbst - 2nd place: Fernando Sandoval & John Waslen- 3rd place Rene Monteverde & Chuck Thomas

Saturday’s Folf Winners: 1st place: Andy Bastine & Jorge Ritz- 2nd Place: Adam Cancellieri & Tomas Gonzalez - 3rd place: Kevin Stoller & Jeff Young

Combined Tournament Winners: 1st place: Andy Bastine & Jorge Ritz - 2nd place: Kevin Stoller & Jeff Young

Photography by Paula Beemer for the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas
Helicopter Rides
Photography by Paula Beemer for the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas

1st Culinary Showcase Top dishes out of Mexico’s top produce, that in conjunction with the Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, (FPAA) has organized to highlight the importance of Nogales, Arizona, as the main gateway of the Mexican produce in the U.S. and our shared cultural heritage. It will include over nine chefs and it will be open to the community.

Chefs and Organizers!

5K Run/Walk for Salad Bars in Schools that will help us raise funds to pay for salad bar equipment to donate to local schools. This event is also open to the public. It is an opportunity to include the local community in the celebration of our industry.

Photography by Tad Thompson/ Produce News
2016 Pillar Award- James Frank Manson

This year’s honoree - a family man, a friend, a good, loyal and effective businessman - helped build the strong base for the future of our industry. Although he is no longer active in the business, we are lucky to still count on his wisdom today.

James Frank Manson, better known as Jim Manson, was recognized as a Pillar of the FPAA. His hard work and dedication have helped build a strong foundation for the Mexican fresh produce industry.

Jim Manson surrounded by the love of his family after receiving the recognition
Salad bars equipment give away ceremony:
Photography by Paula Beemer for the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas

The two schools receiving the donation this year are: Lincoln Elementary from Nogales Unified School District & Calabasas Middle School from Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District.

About the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas:

Learn More about us!

The FPAA is a nonprofit trade association headquartered in Nogales, Arizona, that represents over 120 U.S. member companies involved in growing, packing, sales and transportation of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Mexico. The FPAA leverages the efforts of private companies and partner-associations to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetable from Mexico.

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