STEP-UPP provides an enriched learning experience for retail and foodservice produce professionals. Our participants also develop a greater understanding of the industry through an emphasis on strategic orientation, personal leadership, and hands-on field experience. Twelve (12) individuals are selected through an application and interview process based on leadership experience and interest in developing a career in fresh produce. Potential candidates must be active members of SEPC.
Thank you for your applications! Recipients will be notified once the selection process is complete.
2017 STEPP-UPP Networking Activity
STEP-UPP Class Testimonials
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have been a member with STEP-UPP. I gained invaluable experience about the industry first hand by touring farms, talking to suppliers, and networking with industry leaders and experts. Years later, I still use what I learned to make better buying decisions for my company.”
– Leslie Gallegos, Fresh Point Tampa, STEP-UPP Class of 2012
STEP-UPP Class of 2018
Associated Wholesale Grocers