Quadrant Australia offered a professionally led study tour to the US designed to expose vegetable growers and industry representatives to issues associated with global vegetable production, marketing, processing, value adding, supply and research activity. The tour included attending the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 60th Fresh Summit International Convention & Exposition which was held in Anaheim, California, 2-5 October 2009. A four day tour of California preceded the convention, visiting Salinas Valley, Oxnard and Los Angeles. The aim of the tour was to give participants the opportunity to observe and discuss issues and the latest industry developments with local farmers and researchers.