Planning Committee

Clarissa Albarran
Brown International Corporation, LLC, Winter Haven, FL

Beto Amador
Firmenich Inc., Lakeland, FL

Elizabeth Baldwin
USDA-ARS, Ft. Pierce, FL

Richard Bogey
Florida’s Natural Growers, Lake Wales, FL

Jessica Brower
USDA, AMS, SCP, Winter Haven, FL

Jennifer Davis
Firmenich Inc., Lakeland, FL

Savy DiBenedetto
Savy Quality Review, Inc., Daytona Beach, FL

Renée Goodrich Schneider
Program Organizer
UF/IFAS FSHN, Gainesville, FL

Donald Hendrix
ADM Nutrition, Winter Haven, FL

David Johnson
Program Chair
Peace River Citrus, Arcadia, FL

Jon Leonard
Florachem, Jacksonville, FL

Michael Mas
JBT Corporation, Lakeland, FL

Keith Schneider
UF/IFAS FSHN, Gainesville, FL

Greg Schrader
JBT Corporation, Lakeland, FL

Nick Shields
The Coca-Cola Company, Apopka, FL

Linda Staten
USDA-AMS, Winter Haven, FL

Douglas Van Strijp
Southern Gardens Citrus, Clewiston, FL

Yu Wang
UF/IFAS, CREC, Lake Alfred, FL

Elizabeth Webb
Peace River Citrus, Arcadia, FL

Barry Wilson
Safe Chem Inc., Zellwood, FL

UF/IFAS Extension

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. The University of Florida (UF), together with Florida A&M University (FAMU), administers the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. UF/IFAS Extension encompasses thousands of Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to provide solutions for your life.

UF Food Science & Human Nutrition

The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department (FSHN) is one of the world’s largest combined academic programs where food science, nutritional sciences, and dietetics are all studied within one department. FSHN has nearly 25 full-time faculty members, 80 graduate assistants, and 600 undergraduate students.


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