Dario Chavez Recognized as Fruit and Vegetable 40 Under 40

Dario Chavez Recognized as Fruit and Vegetable 40 Under 40

Tim Hammerich
Tim Hammerich
News Reporter
I’m Tim Hammerich with your Southeast Regional Ag Report.

Dario Chavez was recently named to the Fruit and Vegetable 40 Under 40 by Fruit Grower news. Chavez is an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia as a Peach Research and Extension Specialist.

Chavez… “So the 40 under 40, you started in 2017 and is a highly prestigious award that's basically selected by the industry, fruit and vegetable industry.”

Normally award recipients would be invited to be recognized in person at the Great Lakes Fruit Vegetable & Farm Market Expo, but this year it will be online.

Chavez… “There's also an awards ceremony at the Southeast Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah. This is done basically by the Southeast Fruit and Vegetable growers. And this is more related to the people that have been awarded within the region.”

Chavez is being recognized for his efforts to not only help advise students and farmers, but to help move the industry forward through his research and interests in technology.

Chavez… “This very prestigious award that basically is for people that basically are trying to help the industry and they see a future in the research and extension that the people are doing related to the industry.”

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