DALLAS, TX (April 15, 2019) – For the fifth year, DMA Solutions is proud to send top performing students from Texas A&M University to the Viva Fresh Produce Expo in San Antonio, Texas as a part of the Aggies for Fresh scholarship. With the support of The Almy Family Foundation, students who have demonstrated a strong desire to pursue a career in the fresh produce industry are able to jump start their future endeavors by attending the expo from April 25-27, 2019.
The nine students selected have proven their passion and dedication this year and are eager to see what a career in this industry could look like for them. They will have the opportunity to meet with industry leaders on the tradeshow floor as well as during the Aggies for Fresh reception, taking place Friday evening at 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, with sponsor support from the Texas International Produce Association and other members.
This year’s Viva Fresh scholarship recipients include:
- Florencia Abram, Master’s in Agribusiness (May 2020)
- Caitlin Benge, Bachelor’s in Agricultural Communications and Journalism (August 2019)
- Arianna Jopling, Bachelor’s in Agricultural Communication Journalism (May 2019)
- Regan McGuill, Bachelor’s in Animal Science (May 2020)
- Madison Mellon, Bachelor’s in Agricultural Leadership and Development (May 2020)
- Maria Alejandra Ramirez, Master’s in Agribusiness (May 2019)
- Jessica Smith, Bachelor’s of Universities Studies and Leadership (May 2021)
- Makaila Vasconcellos, Bachelor’s in Biological and Agricultural Engineering (May 2020)
- Emily Zdon, Bachelor’s in Chemistry (December 2019)
“Viva Fresh provides a great venue for students to get acquainted with the fresh produce industry and have productive recruitment conversations with people seeking to hire bright, young talent,” said Dan’l Mackey Almy. “Now in our fifth year, Aggies for Fresh is pleased to have selected nine high performing students who are near graduation to attend this event and seek a career in the fresh produce industry. For me, there is no greater joy than to help fellow Aggies serve the fresh produce industry and pave the way for generations to come.”
As one of the largest Agricultural Science schools in the world, Texas A&M University offers the fresh produce industry an extensive pool of talent. The university actively enables students with the resources necessary to answer the grand challenges agricultural faces.
For bios and more information about this year’s scholarship attendees, please visit www.dma-solutions.com/2019-aggies-for-fresh.
About Aggies for Fresh
Aggies for Fresh is a campaign created to recruit students from Texas A&M University to the industry that grows, ships, markets and sells fresh fruits and vegetables around the world on a daily basis. Industry champion Dan′l Mackey Almy ’94, her husband Andrew Almy ’94, and the DMA Solutions, Inc. team founded Aggies for Fresh in 2014 to inspire fellow Aggies to pursue a career in the fresh produce industry, and it’s been growing ever since. For more information about Aggies for Fresh, visit www.aggiesforfresh.com, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
About DMA Solutions, Inc.
DMA Solutions, Inc. is a marketing agency exclusively serving the fresh produce industry driven by a mission to increase demand that will ultimately inspire consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. DMA Solutions, Inc. works to help their fresh produce clients achieve business goals with measurable marketing strategies that reach both consumer and trade audiences. With a successful track record in fresh produce marketing, DMA Solutions, Inc. provides a full spectrum of marketing services with quantifiable results to fit each of their client’s individual needs. To learn more about DMA Solutions, Inc., the company’s work and its team of marketers, visit www.dma-solutions.com and The Core blog, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.