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CCBFA Presents: Agricultural Marketing Service and USDA September 19, 2019

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September 19, 2019

2-4 pm at the Topco Building

Come join CCBFA as we are joined by Anthony Chartrand and Mark Grzeszkowiak for this presentation.   They will speak about USDA and grading. There will be a grading demonstration during the seminar! Do you know how meat and Poultry is Graded? Bring your questions for USDA.

Bio: Anthony Chartrand has been with (USDA) United States Department of Agriculture for 33 years. He started in Florida in 1986 and held the position of Agricultural Commodity Grader for the next 9 years. He then became the Assistant Officer-in-Charge in the North Brunswick, NJ Office from 1995-1997. For the last 23 years he has been the Officer-in-Charge of the South Bend Area Office. The office covers all or parts of 8 states. He oversees inspection operations of processed and fresh fruits & vegetables in those states. This includes inspection of 8E Marketing Order items and Export Certifications. He also oversee production of Military Rations at 4 facilities in 3 states. He supervises an inspection staff of 48 people.

Mark Grzeszkowiak, Chief Agriculture Specialist from the Port of Chicago will also be joining Mr. Chartrand for this presentation.  Mark will be speaking on ACE so bring all your questions for him.

Free to all CCBFA Members

Non-Members $35.00



  •  September 19, 2019
     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


150 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, Illinois, 60007, United States

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About Merit Pardo

Merit Tremper is a member of the Chicago Customs Broker and Forwarders Association (CCBFA) board of Directors serving as the Committee Co-Chair for Education, the Committee Co-Chair for the website and the membership committee. She is a member of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), is the Area 5 Representative to the Board of Directors and sits on the Transportation Committee, Domestic Transportation Working Group, Drawback Committee, Air Freight Subcommittee and Customs Committees. Merit is also the co-chair on the CESAC NVOCC Committee.