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Travel, Talks and Thankfulness

We’ve been doing a lot of commodity-specific speaking lately. Back in August, we gave a presentation for the U.S. Apple Association at the 2007 Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference in Chicago on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Most recently, we gave a presentation in Orlando to the Board of Directors of the National Watermelon Promotion Board on Food Safety, and soon we’ll be heading out to Branson, Missouri, to speak at the 4th Annual Potato Industry Outlook Summit on Social Responsibility.

You can get a brochure about the potato event here.

We’ll be spending Thanksgiving with Mrs. Pundit, the Jr. Pundits, the Momma and Poppa Pundits and the extended Pundit and Mrs. Pundit clans at the Pundit ancestral homestead in New York — okay, we got our “homestead” when I was 13.

We fly with the family back home, turn around and head to New Jersey for another speaking engagement next week.

In terms of broader groups, we just spoke in New Jersey at an event sponsored by the Rutgers Food Innovation Center and will return to speak for the Eastern Produce Council at an event sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board.

In between all this, we did a presentation at PMA’s Fresh Summit in Houston and one at PMA headquarters in Newark, DE.

Whether commodity-specific or appealing to a broader trade, the opportunity to travel, chat and learn from the best and brightest in the industry is a real privilege.

One more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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