The Southeast Produce Council is pleased to present our third annual award

to honor a young person who is the “Next Generation” of produce leaders for our industry.

Next Generation Award


Congratulations to our 2019 award recipient!

Andrew Hare of Vertical Roots


The criteria are as follows:

 39 years or younger

Employed in the produce industry for at least 4 years

Member in “Good Standing” of the SEPC*

Made a significant contribution to the industry (company)

*To be in “Good Standing”, a member must actively participate in the SEPC by their attendance, contributions, or both and must be included in our Membership Roll.

Note employees of the Southeast Produce Council, any contract employees of the SEPC, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to be nominated or win the award. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage(s), adoption, cohabitation or other family extension, and other persons residing at the same household, whether or not related.