We invite anyone working in the produce industry to join the regional council leading the industry in networking, innovation, community, and education. We offer a variety of benefits that will help your and your company grow professionally and personally.
Corporate memberships are available for 1-5 members, 6-10 members, or 11-15 members based on your company’s needs. Membership fees per level are outlined below. Those listed on the corporate membership are entitled to all the membership benefits of the council.
- 1-5 Members: $750
- 6-10 Members: $1500
- 11-15 Members: $2,250
Additional Corporate Member Benefits
- Booth Space at Southern Exposure: As a corporate member, companies are entitled to apply for a booth space on our waitlist at our annual Southern Exposure tradeshow.
*Please note as of March 2015, individual members must upgrade to a corporate membership to retain any existing booth space at Southern Exposure.
- Member Scholarship Program: Corporate members that are in good standing are eligible to apply for our annual member scholarship program. Eligible applicants must be/have a spouse, parent, or grandparent that is a corporate member with good standing status of the SEPC. Good standing status includes members that have been on the SEPC membership roster for at least 12 months and have attended at least one SEPC event (Southern Exposure and/or Southern Innovations) in the last fiscal year. If selected, recipients will be receive a $2,000.00 scholarship payable to the accredited university/school of his/her choice.
- STEP-UPP: Our retail and foodservice members are eligible to participate in our industry training program, STEP-UPP (February – September).