Viva Fresh Expo Welcomes Texas A&M Students for Aggies for Fresh Program

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Mon. April 2nd, 2018 - by Robert Schaulis

DALLAS, TX - This year, DMA Solutions is partnering with the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) to, once again, bring students from Texas A&M to the Viva Fresh Produce Expo to connect one-on-one with attendees and learn more about our industry at the Aggies for Fresh Reception.

Nine Aggies for Fresh scholarship recipients—soon-to-be graduates from Texas A&M University looking for internships and full-time positions within the industry—will meet and engage with industry members at the dedicated reception on Friday, April 6, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the San Antonio Terrace of the JW Marriot Hill Country Resort and Spa.

Dante Galeazzi, President & CEO, TIPA“We’re very excited to have a group of eager and talented students join us again this year from the Aggies for Fresh program,” said Dante Galeazzi, President and CEO of TIPA. “If this year is anything like the last two, we know that these students will be the talk of the show—their excitement and willingness to learn and grow within the industry is always inspiring to see and continues to motivate attendees to prioritize time with them.”

As part of the Aggies for Fresh program, each of the scholarship recipients have been personally mentored and hand-selected by Dan’l Mackey Almy, Founder of Aggies for Fresh and CEO of DMA Solutions. According to a DMA Solutions press release, of the dozens of applications submitted, the students presented at this year’s Viva Fresh Produce Expo truly embody the work ethic and passion of the industry, making them excellent candidates for internships and full-time positions upon graduation.

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The event is open to all Viva Fresh attendees, especially those companies looking to bring young talent to their teams. Sponsors of the event include Aggies for Fresh founding member DMA Solutions and industry leaders such as Azzule, Fresh Kampo, Tex-Mex Sales, Triple H Produce, Pharr International Bridge, and Wonderful Citrus.

Heriberto Vlaminck, Vice President of Sales, Triple H Produce“We believe in what the Aggies for Fresh Scholarship Program does to bring bright, young talent into our industry through the Viva Fresh Expo,” said Heriberto Vlaminck, Vice President of Sales at Triple H Produce. “It is always a joy to share our passion and open our doors to students who want to make a difference and bring new ideas to the table.”

Scholarship recipients from this year’s group include students with various backgrounds and degrees—everything from Agricultural Leadership and Agrobusiness to Bioenvironmental Science. Four students are graduating seniors in 2018 looking for full-time positions, and five students are graduating later in 2019—but are currently looking for internships within the fresh fruit and vegetable world.

Additionally, DMA Solutions, Inc. has created a free Internship Guide that provides several ways to execute a positive and mutually beneficial internship/apprenticeship program that best serves both interns/apprentices as well as the hiring company.

Interested parties can visit for more information on the Aggies for Fresh program.

For more on the Viva Fresh Produce Expo and the exciting opportunities provided there, stay tuned to AndNowUKnow.

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