Tip of the Iceberg Podcast

How Auburn's College of Ag, Campus Dining partner for hyperlocal produce

from Tip of the Iceberg Podcast | Published 7/7/2021

Episode 53 of Tip of the Iceberg Podcast features a conversation with three folks from Auburn University –  Desmond Layne, head of the department of horticulture; Daniel Wells, associate professor of horticulture; and Glenn Loughridge, director of campus dining and concessions – about how students are growing produce in shipping containers for use in the university's campus dining program. They discuss how the partnership originated, what the response has been from students participating, how Auburn markets this hyperlocal produce on its campus, and much more. In case you’re new here, the podcast name is Tip of the Iceberg because this is just a taste of our coverage of the wonderful world of fresh produce. You can check us out on ThePacker.com and ProduceMarketGuide.com and all over social media. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Tip of the Iceberg features conversations between members of the fresh produce industry and the editors of trade publications The Packer and PMG. Topics will include current events and provide insight into the opportunities and challenges for different segments of the industry today, including growers, marketers, wholesalers, foodservice operators, retailers and more.