Western Growers kicked off its “Let’s Grow Roadshow” this week, where WG staff travel around California and Arizona to provide mini-workshops on topics including human resources, insurance services, food safety, financial services and more. During the workshops, farming, food and agricultural professional have the opportunity to explore some of the industry’s most pressing issues and receive tangible takeaways that they can immediately implement at their respective companies.

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The latest and final 2019 edition of Western Grower & Shipper magazine is now available online and in print. As Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif  prepares for retirement, this edition highlights many of his advocacy efforts and his legacy on Western Growers and the produce industry. Click here to access the electronic version of the magazine.

Some highlights from this issue:

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The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is putting a call out for volunteers to serve as industry relevance reviewers for pre-applications to the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI).

“The SCRI awards grants to support research that addresses the critical needs of the specialty crop industry, and it is crucial to have knowledgeable volunteers engaged in the review process to ensure the projects funded by SCRI are indeed relevant to industry,” said Hank Giclas, senior vice president of science, technology & strategic planning at Western Growers.

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