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Team members at our Austin Plant raised over $4,000 for our employee crisis assistance program!
Listen to MWFPA President Nick George's interview on Wisconsin Public Radio regarding the impact of the Trump Administration's escalation of the imposition of tariffs. Nick's portion of the program begins at 30:36. https://www.wpr.org/listen/1292696 ... See more
Wisconsin Public Radio features in-depth news from WPR’s seven bureaus and NPR, entertainment programs, classical music and discussions on the Ideas Network.
The MWFPA Human Resources Committee has selected six candidates to receive Friday-Weckel scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. The recipients are as follows: Carlton A. Friday Scholarship Award Faith Buhrandt - UW River Falls $1,500 Alyssa Demrow - UW Platteville $1,500 Sabrina Huebl - UW River Falls $1,500 Kenneth G. Weckel Scholarship Award Jordan McLane - UW Platteville $1,500 Allison Raffetto - UW River Falls $1,500 Michelle Schmitt - UW River Falls $1,500 Letters have been sent to each recipient notifying them as to their selection and inviting them to the convention in November. Those who were not awarded scholarships will also be informed of the Committee’s decision. The two scholarship programs were created by the MWFPA in honor of leaders in the food processing industry. The Kenneth G. Weckel Scholarship is named for a University of Wisconsin food science professor who contributed greatly to the advancement of vegetable and fruit processing through his research and teaching. The other scholarship is named for Carleton A. Friday whose family founded the Friday Canning Company of New Richmond, Wisconsin. Scholarship applicants are evaluated on recommendations submitted by an employer in addition to a school faculty member or advisor, and a letter of interest submitted by the applicant. Academic achievement and financial need are also considered. Thanks to the HR Committee for all their time and effort in reviewing the various applications and selecting the winners. ... See more
Everyone had a great time at this year’s MWFPA Spring Summit & Scramble.
A special thanks to our lunch sponsors for today’s scramble at Trappers Turn.
Read Food Processing's take on what may follow clean label, which is seen by some as the most important trend in the food & beverage industry right now.
Clean label isn't going away any time soon, but as processors clear that hurdle what will they have to proclaim or avoid next?
As sales rise, studies show frozen produce is as healthy as fresh. Get the latest from National Public Radio. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/05/17/611693137/frozen-food-fan-as-sales-rise-studies-show-frozen-produce-is-as-healthy-as-fresh ... See more
The uptick is new after a multi-year sales slump. Among the benefits of frozen produce: it packs as much nutrition as fresh, but with less waste if you don't eat it right away.
In many industries, the summer season brings a sharp increase in teen employment. Unfortunately for many business owners there remains a great deal of uncertainty about how federal child labor laws affect their teen workers. Educate yourself and prevent child labor violations before they occur. Click the following to learn a lot more! https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs43.pdf ... See more
MWFPA's Spring Summit and Scramble, set for May 30 - 31, 2018, at the Kalahari Resort and Trapper's Turn Golf Course in Wisconsin Dells, WI is officially full! Thank you to all who have signed up and to all our sponsors thus far. Registration is still open if you would like a spot on the waiting list. We will let you know if there are any cancellations! For more information and on-line reservations, visit our event website: www.birdeasepro.com/MWFPA or download the registration form at the website. Sponsorship are still available.The Spring Summit & Scramble offers many opportunities to promote your company by sponsoring: A hole Wednesday evening reception Cash prizes Lunch Donating items for drawings and goodie bags All sponsors will be recognized with signage at the event, on our website, our social networking pages, and in our bi-monthly e-bulletin. The sooner you sponsor the longer your logo is displayed. ... See more
MWFPA processor member Hormel announced it has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year on the Military Times Best for Vets Employers list. The company ranked No. 75 on the list, which evaluates many factors that make a company a good fit for military veterans. "At Hormel Foods, we are grateful for those who serve and have served our country," said Janet Hogan, senior vice president of human resources at Hormel Foods. "We are extremely proud to be a great workplace for those who have done so much for all of us, and to be recognized for our efforts for the sixth year in a row." Congratulations to Hormel! ... See more
Hormel today announced it has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year on the Military Times Best for Vets Employers list. The company ranked No. 75 on the list, which evaluates many factors that make a company a good fit for military veterans. “At Hormel Foods, we are grateful for those who... ... See more