SAN ANTONIO, TX — More than 400 people packed the Westin La Canterra Resort, here, Aug. 7-9 for the 2013 Texas Produce Convention, co-hosted by the Texas International Produce Association, Texas Citrus Mutual and the Texas Vegetable Association.
United Fresh President Tom Stenzel converses with customs broker Phillip Garcia of Phillip Garcia US Customs Brokerage in Hidalgo, TX.
Trent Bishop of Lone Star Citrus in Mission, TX, former Texas Vegetable Association President J Carnes of Winter Garden Produce in Uvalde, TX and Texas Produce Association Chairman Ed Bertaud of IFCO.
Texas Citrus Mutual President and Texas Vegetable Association Executive Vice President Ray Prewett with Texas International Produce Association Chairman Bret Erickson.
TJ Flowers of Lone Star Citrus in Mission, TX, Adrian Salazar, Luke Gowdy and Adrian Gonzalez of C.H. Robinson and Dante Galeazzi of Paramount Citrus in Mission, TX.
Sean Drake and Gracie Bradford of IFCO Systems U.S. with Michael Harris of Lone Star Citrus in Mission, TX.
Texas Vegetable Association Vice President Jed Murray of Val Verde Vegetable in McAllen, TX presented the TVA Award of Merit to Bernie Thiel of Sunburst Farms in Lubbock, TX, shown here with wife Cynthia at the awards banquet.
Texas International Produce Association President Bret Erickson presented outgoing TIPA Chairman Ed Bertaud of IFCO System U.S. with an award recognizing his years of service to the organization.
Texas Food Bank Network CEO Celia Cole recognized outstanding contributions to fighting hunger by Texas producers at the awards banquet. Here, incoming Texas International Produce Association Chairman Dante Galeazzi accepted a certificate on behalf of his company, Paramount Citrus.
No one at the Westin La Canterra Resort in San Antonio, TX, had to ask directions to the hall where the 2013 Texas Produce Convention took place Aug. 7-9.