The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly

Nick Greens, Horticulturist & Consultant, Nick Greens, LLC. – E24

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Nick Greens, Horticulturist/Consultant at Nick Greens, LLC. Nick Greens started his growing career in 2002, growing Cannabis as an apprentice grower for a hydroponics shop.Nick worked through several cycles/harvests in San Diego before venturing out on his own, growing mainly OG Kush for several years. From 2007-2014 nick made big moves in the industry with vertical and greenhouse farming along with leading new generations for success! Nick and Patrick dive into vertical farming during the COVID-19 pandemic and how teaming up with a green house / vertical farm to create consistent food for your business. 

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Geoff Hudson-Searle, Author/Executive – 5 TIPS RETURNING TO WORK POST COVID-19 – EP23

In this Episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly chats with Geoff Hudson-Searle who is a serial business advisor, CSuite Executive and Non-Executive Director to growth-phase tech companies. He just released his 5th book “Purposeful Discussions”  that we talk about and Geoff’s 5 TIPS RETURNING TO WORK POST COVID-19. Get ready for a new week of fun and engaging topics in The Produce and Supply Chain Industry. 

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Day 5: UNITED FRESH LIVE COVERAGE – EP22

Welcome to The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly as virtual life intensifies in Day 5 of the Virtual Conference. Today we cover all sessions from fitness tornado, coffee talks, workshops and the CLOSING LIVE Session. We are going to have 4 interviews today that include Samantha Gadenne w/ Connect Food (exhibitor), Ron Card w/ Kwik Lok (exhibitor), Gasper LaRocca and Lance Fisher w/ Royal 4 Systems (exhibitor), and Mary Coppola w/ United Fresh LIVE (HOST). Get Patrick’s insight from the show. and what to expect in the field and the horizon!

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Day 4: UNITED FRESH LIVE COVERAGE – EP21

In this Episode of UNITED FRESH LIVE COVERAGE Patrick Kelly Swings into Day 4 tired, but not defeated. We cover Coffee Talk with Sustaining the Gains:  Keeping Fresh in Schools in a COVID-19 World, Workshop – Retail Perspective with Retailers talking about change, innovative practices and disciplines with consumers. We also go over The Retailer-Foodservice General Sessions that Congratulated our Retail Produce Manager Award Winners and our Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award Winners. Let’s not forget talking bout 5 tips of how to NAVIGATE UNITED FRESH LIVE SITE as well as the CELEBRATION with Spirits United!!!!

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Day 3: UNITED FRESH LIVE COVERAGE – EP20

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast, Patrick Kelly launched into DAY 3 at UNITED FRESH LIVE!!! Today if you had a Pelton you joined the biking team virtually!  10AM COFFEE TALK featured discussion such as the Farmers to Families Box Program that explains the volumes and numbers to date. 11AM We review Audits: Why do We. Better? and Continuing a Culinary Focus- at 12 PM The Organic General Session started and I experienced my first disruption of Internet and connectivity today. I missed about 30 minutes of the shutting down my computer restarting Zoom and so forth..But I will be on demand finishing it out!  Let’s not forget we have 3 interviews from exhibitors and attendees and I give some direct quotes from UNITED FRESH Mary Coppola on the actual #’s of attendees online!! 

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Day 2: UNITED FRESH LIVE COVERAGE – EP19

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast, Patrick Kelly dives deep into DAY 2 at UNITED FRESH LIVE!!! Today we start the day with Fitness at 9AM Sharp to recharge those endorphins, 10AM COFFEE TALK featuring discussion such as Family Business, Brand Purpose in a Crisis, and Transportation Challenges and Opportunities. Patrick even talks to Camilo Veillaveces on how this first time Exhibitor is enjoying the show! 11AM We review Retail Insights from Visionaries, Selling to Schools, and TEC Talks – at 12 PM GLOBAL WOMEN IN PRODUCE – WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD that was given to Sara Frey of Frey Farms. Patrick also attended The Produce Mom’s/Crunch Pack Breakout session talking new CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS and the WOMEN in PRODUCE reception were new connections were made. Join us tomorrow for more COVERAGE of UNITED FRESH LIVE!!! 

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UNITED FRESH LIVE COVERAGE – EP18

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast Patrick Kelly takes a leap into the Virtual World of UNITED FRESH LIVE. Patrick gives a brief overview of his experience before and during the showcase. We talk about the entire process of logging into, uploading your picture or avatar, finding all those booths, learning about badges, messenger and all the zoom workshops. There will be many lessons learned from this show and there must be listening, learning and change to overcome this new transition.  Tomorrow we will cover in more depth workshops and hear from some of the exhibitors and attendees about their experiences. 

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Lance Fisher, Director, Global Supply Chain Solutions, Royal 4 Systems – EP17

In this episode Patrick Kelly chats with Lance Fisher, Director, Global Supply Chain Solutions, Royal 4 Systems. These two talk about Food Waste, Technology, real-time supply chain management technology and logistics solutions for multi-national operations, leadership and what to expect after COVID-19. We also give an update on some future Produce events such as United Fresh LIVE, Produce Marketing Association, and SEPC Southern Innovations. Will we get back to the meeting in person and shaking hands? fist bumping? and slamming our glasses together at the bar? Let’s find out – We will hear from Produce Exhibitors after United Fresh LIVE to give a LIVE update on the platform. 

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Uri Rosenzweig, Head of Product at Trellis, A.I. – EP16

In this episode The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly talks with Uri Rosenzweig from Tel Aviv, Israel and who is the Head of Product at Trellis, A.I. HQ in San Francisco, CA. We discuss a bit about how we started our relationship, Food loss during COVID-19 as well on both sides of the fence (production and consumer waste) along with some opportunities and advise coming into the future. Yes, that’s right we talk about what will happen in 2050 and how technology and AI will benefit growers long term through sustainability, analytics, insights,  and profit growth. 

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Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal at 210 Analytics, LLC – EP15

In this episode The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly chats with Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal at 210 Analytics, LLC. We discuss impulse purchases, has sampling gone away for good, opportunities and meal inspirations that can drive consumer sales and tips for items that give more store visibility. We have gone through 2 months of the COVId-19 crisis and have plenty of opportunity and updates in The Produce and Supply Chain Industry. Anne-Marie and Patrick geek out on data, the power of produce and Millennial and Baby Boomer spending habits! That’s right we are rolling up our sleeves and brining some real talk with real people.

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