More than 800 people attended the 49th Annual Nogales Produce Convention on Nov. 2-4. The convention opened on Thursday morning with Educational Sessions that included a variety of speakers from marketing to technology. We also incorporated our first ever NAFTA Panel which was informative and insightful. Later that evening we kicked off the Nogales Produce Convention with the Opening Fiesta and Networking Event where we had close to 600 people enjoy food and drinks as they met with others involved in the produce industry.

On Friday, Nov. 3 we began our day with golf at the Tubac Golf Resort. It was a beautiful day to golf and many people enjoyed the beautiful Arizona mountains. The 2nd Culinary Showcase took place from 11am to 2pm and incorporated food made with fresh fruits and vegetables donated from local produce companies! People loved the food choices and music. We can’t wait for the 3rd Annual Culinary Showcase next year!

Later that afternoon attendees had the opportunity to ride on a helicopter for a tour of the United States/Mexico border. Friday evening at the Convention Gala, James and Sylvia Chamberlain were awarded the Pillar of the FPAA Award for their commitment to the produce industry. We concluded the Nogales Produce Convention with golf at Canoa Ranch in Green Valley Arizona on Saturday, Nov. 4.

2nd Culinary Showcase

Thank you to all who attended the convention this year. To those of you who didn’t—you were missed, but next year FPAA is celebrating its 50th Annual Nogales Produce Convention, and it will be even more exciting and eventful! We hope to see you there!

For those of you who attended the Nogales Produce Convention we would love to hear back from you. We would greatly appreciate if you could take a short survey regarding your overall experience. Survey Link below: