Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Awards

Celebrating the Next Generation of Specialty Agriculture

The Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Awards honor 40 outstanding individuals who exemplify leadership, innovative thinking and commitment to the future of the industry. Honorees represent every sector, from growers and farm marketers to researchers and suppliers. Award recipients are celebrated annually during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO.

Position your company as an official sponsor of VGN and FGN’s 40 most influential trailblazers under 40 years of age. These superstars set the standard and will no doubt help determine the future of our industry.

2023 sponsors benefited from the exposure:

  • Over 160,000 email impressions
  • Over 5,500 page views in our digital edition

Sponsorship Program

  • One full-page ad in a VGN or FGN 40 Under 40 issue
  • Medium rectangle ad for one full year on the 40 Under 40 webpages
  • Invitation to 40 Under 40 reception during the Great Lakes EXPO
  • Congratulatory message included in the 40 Under 40 reception presentation
  • Sponsor collateral included in honoree swag bags
  • List of honorees, including all contact information, provided post-event
  • 40 Under 40 logo provided for inclusion on company ads and/or other promotions
  • Sponsor recognition included on:
    • Event signage
    • Nomination print ads in VGN and FGN December through March issues
    • Nomination forms on VGN and FGN websites
    • Nomination emails sent between December through March
    • Reception print ads in VGN and FGN June through November issues
    • Reception emails sent between June – November
    • 40 Under 40 press release announcing honorees

Contact Bobby on How You Can Participate!

Bobby Albino
Advertising Sales Executive